Japan officially agreed to import processed chicken from Vietnam as of June 22, according to the Animal Health Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The first consignment of 300 tons of processed chicken breasts of Koyu & Unitek Ltd Company in Dong Nai province will be shipped to Japan in the coming time.
This is the first time Vietnamese poultry products have been exported to one of the most demanding markets in the world as a result of the Animal Health Department’s efforts to support Koyu & Unitek Company to build a closed production chain to meet food safety requirements set by Japan.
After double-checking the production and processing chain of Koyu & Unitek Company, the Japanese Animal Quarantine Service experts assured that company is qualified to export its poultry products to Japan.
Earlier in March 2017, the company inaugurated a plant equipped with Japanese technology facilities to facilitate its processed chicken exports to the market.
The Department will continue to support the Company in making procedures for processed chicken exports to the EU and some other markets in the time to come.