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British dairy companies head to China to promote British produce

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Staff 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.
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Trade mission   FHC, global food trade show in China
Exhibiting at FHC, China's global food trade show, they are joining Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss to take advantage of the growing demand for British foods such as cheese and ice cream, and drive exports to strengthen our dairy industry's reputation as a provider of premium produce.

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.