British Beef Exports in Hong Kong21 November 2012
HONG KONG - Officials, meat importers, restaurateurs and journalists in Hong Kong were treated to a beef reception last week to mark a historic agreement with Great Britain.
It celebrated the fact that beef rib cuts and other specified bone-in products can now be exported to Hong Kong from Britain, and showcased Quality Standard beef to potential importers.
The dinner, at Hong Kong Jockey Club, was hosted by EBLEX with Secretary of State Owen Paterson supporting the event as part of a trade mission to the Far East.
Guests were served a fore rib of beef, dry aged on the bone for 28 days, with carving and serving supervised by EBLEX foodservice manager Hugh Judd.
Secretary of State Owen Paterson said: "It was a really good event, hosted by EBLEX, and attended by high-end retailers, restaurants, well-known chefs and importers.
"One importer told me she'd not eaten beef for ten years but having tasted it she was definitely going to start selling it here."
He added that trade with Hong Kong is increasing and could prove to be an important springboard for breaking into the Chinese market.
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