British dairy companies head to China to promote British produceStaff writer ▼ | November 13, 2015
A group of enterprising dairy businesses are on a trade mission in Shanghai to promote Britain's high-quality dairy produce to the Chinese.
Trade mission FHC, global food trade show in China
Hailing from Cumbria to Cornwall, Pembrokeshire to Somerset, the dairy companies range from small, family-owned and run enterprises to an exporter of UK cheese and a producer of luxury ice cream from Jersey cows.
With a population of 1.3 billion, a rapidly growing middle class and a total specialist food import market expected to be worth £39bn next year, China offers huge potential for the future of the food and farming industry.
Since 2010, British food and drink exports to China have more than doubled to £280 million, the fastest-growing of which are dairy products, pork, beer and tea. ■