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Smithfield to Boost Exports to China

11 October 2013

CHINA - Smithfield Foods is to reduce the use of a feed additive that makes pork leaner as it seeks to win more business in China.

The United States-based company, acquired by Hong Kong-based Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd in a $4.7 billion deal last month, has the capacity to ship "large quantities" of ractopamine-free pork to China, Chief Executive Officer C. Larry Pope said in an interview in Hong Kong.

China bans the use of the additive.

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