The Chinese government has published a list of Irish meat-processing facilities, along with two 3PL coldstores, that have been approved for export, opening the door for Irish beef to enter the Chinese market.
We congratulate 3PL coldstore operators CGI (Blanchardstown, Ireland) and Musgrave (Tallaght, Ireland), who have been granted approval. Both businesses are longstanding users of In-DEX warehouse Management technology.
Coldstore operators rely on In-DEX Warehouse Management technology
The companies rely on In-DEX Warehouse Management technology to manage intake, required segregated storage and labelling, and loading requirements. This is done with complete demonstrable real-time traceability throughout the entire process.
Additionally, In-DEX can prompt users for quality related questions via HHT’s (handheld units) and, using our In-DEX Document & Scanning module, it can also manage the AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) signed veterinarians health certificates.
“All formalities have now been completed, and 14 additional beef plants, plus two coldstores,
have been listed on the General Administration of Customs in China (GACC) website.”
Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in Ireland.
Third Largest Agri-food Market
Total Irish agri-food trade exports to China reached €974m last year. China is now Irelands third largest market overall. Dairy exports reached €667m and pig-meat exports were over €100m in 2017. These were the two largest categories of food exported to China, and for both of these commodities China was the second largest destination market (Irish CSO trade statistics). China is also a growing market for seafood and other food and drink exports.
About CGI Group
Operating from two modern facilities strategically placed in Dublin and Cork, CGI provides a unique chilled & frozen route-to-market. It brings 20 years’ experience in temperature-controlled warehousing and supply chain management to the Irish food sector.
About Musgrave Group
Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company. Via its retail partners, it supports over 41,000 jobs, in more than 1,400 stores and offices. The company is one of Europe’s most successful family-owned businesses with a 140-year heritage in food and brand innovation.
CGI and Musgrave join existing UK and Ireland cold store operators already using In-DEX technology and that are already approved for exporting into China. These include Norish Cold Storage (Brierley Hill & Wrexham, UK) which is approved to export pigmeat into China.