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  1. Smugglers find it hard to bring home bacon

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Surging wholesale prices for fresh pork are not only hurting vendors and punishing the wallets of consumers, they are also driving smugglers out of the market. Yuen Long Fresh Meat United Association chairman Mok Yiu-nam said the wholesale price of fresh pork had doubled in recent months and expensive business costs were eating up the profits that pork smugglers used ...

  2. Pork prices likely to remain high

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The price of fresh pork will remain high until at least the end of the year, the parent company of Ng Fung Hong - the main supplier of live mainland pigs - said yesterday. ... released last night, Ng Fung Hong said the future of the pork market remained unclear. 'In order to ensure a stable live pig supply to Hong Kong, we will continue monitoring the market ...

  3. Wholesale pork prices on the rise

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pigs has dwindled to a trickle. There were none for sale in two abattoirs in the New Territories yesterday morning. Pork traders had to wait until 3pm to bid for the 3,600 live pigs- a 20 per ... pig. Hui Wai-kin, vice-president of the Hong Kong Pork Traders General Association, said the wholesale price of live pigs had gone up by about 12 per cent since May, to an average of HK$1,120 ...

  4. Pork warning after woman falls ill

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection issued a warning to handle pork carefully after a 79-year-old Chai Wan woman fell critically ill with Streptococcus suis, a bacteria caught from ... a hand wound for three weeks and had handled pork on visits to a local market. ...

  5. Price of pork predicted to rise

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guo Aibing Pork prices are set to soar on the mainland this summer due to a shortfall in stock and high feed prices, an industry analyst said. Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenyang have seen double-digit increases in pork prices since April, with retail prices rising more than 20 per cent in some centres, mainland media reported. The Ministry of Agriculture had said ...

  6. Major floods put pressure on pork prices to rise

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Major floods in central regions have not only killed dozens of people, forced millions from their homes and cost billions of yuan in damage, they also have kept pork prices ... the cost, Xinhua reported. The price of fresh boneless pork rose 12.3 per cent last month to 19.56 yuan per kg, according to a survey by the National Development and Reform Commission. Pork prices ...

  7. Auction boycott hits pork supply

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Albert Wong and Loretta Fong Several small wet markets will have no fresh pork to sell today after a sudden decision by main supplier Ng Fung Hong to auction live pigs sent prices to new highs, prompting at least 30 distributors to boycott the sales. Pork buyers said only suppliers to the big wet markets and big supermarket chains ParknShop and Wellcome were ...

  8. More mainland pork recalled

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee More mainland-made canned pork products are being recalled after tests showed two samples contained chemicals that can cause cancer. A sample of MaLing 198 gram pork luncheon meat contained 0.0066 parts per million of malachite green while MaLing 397 gram stewed pork ribs contained 0.0016 parts per million of nitrofurans, according to tests by the Centre for Food ...

  9. Pork prices heading back down

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Kelly Chan

    ... Colleen Lee and Kelly Chan Retail prices of pork are expected to fall today with a drop in yesterday's wholesale prices. Wholesale prices of pork decreased to HK$1,600 per 100 catties yesterday from about HK$1,800 on Tuesday, Pork Traders General Association vice-president Hui Wai-kin said. Meanwhile, pork distributors resumed buying livestock from main supplier Ng Fung Hong ...

  10. Mainland pork prices hit HK shoppers

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong shoppers were paying more for their pork yesterday after supplier Ng Fung Hong raised the wholesale price of pigs 8 per cent to HK$1,300 per 100 catties due to surging mainland prices. The main supplier of live mainland pigs said the increase took effect immediately due to rising pork prices across the border that showed no sign of slowing. 'In ...




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