Hungarian pork sector in the limelight

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2018. 03. 12. 17:59

The Hungarian Meat Industry Federation (MHSZ) organised a press conference, where president Tamás Éder spoke about the meat industry’s last 12 months. He revealed that the number of pigs decreased by 1.2 percent to 2.8 million. Last year 4.756 million pigs were slaughtered in Hungary – 1.7 percent more than in the previous year.The president called attention to the fact that since 2014, when the VAT on live pig and half pig was reduced, the number of slaughters grew by 1 million (27 percent).

Dr Lajos Bognár, deputy secretary of state from the Ministry of Agriculture spoke about how the ministry and its background institution, the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH) work together to guarantee the safety of the food supply chain. He underlined the fact that all members of the food chain need to be aware of their significance, opportunities and obligations if we want a well-working and balanced supply chain. //


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