TOMSK, Nov 15 – RIA
Tomsk. After obtaining permission of supervisory
structures Tomsk meat processing plant of Siberian Agrarian Group intends to
start supplying raw pork to 10 countries of near and far abroad, including
Japan and the Philippines, director of enterprise Andrei Vasilyev told
reporters, noting that demand for chilled meat is also growing in domestic
Earlier it was reported that the Tomsk meat processing plant planned to
invest 100 million rubles in the modernization of the packaging line in 2018,
which would allow to increase the shelf life of chilled products (minced meat,
sausage, lump meat) from 10 to 14 days. After that, the company expected to
significantly expand the geography of deliveries.
On Friday, November 15, the employees of the meat processing plant
conducted a tour of the enterprise for Tomsk journalists. Attention was mainly
drawn to a new line for the manufacture of chilled goulashes, steaks and minced
meat. According to Vasilyev, automation and minimization of personnel
participation allowed to increase the shelf life of products to 20 days.
"Last week we passed the certification of the Rosselkhoznadzor, and
I think that we will open 10 countries on the supply of meat", – Vasilyev
said, specifying that the company intends to export pork, in particular, to
Japan and the Philippines.
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According to him, the export of chilled meat is already carried out to
Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Emphasis on chilled meat will now be placed on
supplies to the domestic market.
"We regularly monitor changes (of consumer preferences). Fashion is
just shifting towards semi-finished products – goulashes, various steaks,
slices", – the director of the enterprise added.
Earlier it was reported that Siberian Agricultural Group is one of the
top 20 pork producers in the Russian Federation. Livestock enterprises of the
holding are located in Sverdlovsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Tyumen
regions, Krasnoyarsk Krai and Buryatia. It currently has seven pig complexes, a
poultry farm and four meat processing mills.