December 16, 2008


Dalian Hanwei to resume egg exports


A leading Chinese egg exporter said on Monday (Dec 15) that it will resume its egg exports after a thorough overhaul following the discovery of melamine contamination in chicken feed.


Hanwei Chicken Farming Ltd based in Dalian City in northeastern China's Liaoning president Han Wei said a lesson was learnt from the scandal and the company has purchased melamine test equipment to prevent a reoccurrence of the contamination.


Under the supervision of quality and customs quarantine authorities, samples of Hanwei's products have tested melamine-free for a month. The company was allowed to resume its egg exports on Wednesday (Dec 10).


Han said that the company's overseas orders did not diminish after the scandal.


A joint investigation of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and the city government of Dalian has discovered the melamine-tainted eggs in September 6. The company had used melamine-tainted feed.


The chicken farm has more than 3 million layers in stock. Its production capacity of fresh egg reached 58 million kilogrammes yearly.

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