Jump to content

News Forum - Food group denies hoarding pork after authorities raid warehouse


Thaiger
 Share

Recommended Posts

In a continued spat after Songkhla livestock authorities discovered over 200 tonnes of pork in a refrigerated warehouse, the company accused of hoarding the pork insisted it has not been doing so. The company, Betagro, which is one of Thailand’s leading agro-industry and food businesses, issued a letter of clarification yesterday, stating that the frozen meat belongs to its subsidiary and was being kept in the rented warehouse to meet consumers’ demands for the next week. Betagro emphasised that storing their meat in the warehouse is normal in the food supply industry. It says it is willing to fully cooperate […]

The story Food group denies hoarding pork after authorities raid warehouse as seen on Thaiger News.

Read the full story

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hoarding or storing by one of Thailand’s largest suppliers of moo?

adult pigs typically weigh between 50 and 350 kg (110 and 770 lb), with well-fed individuals even exceeding this range.” 

200,000 kg of pork / 50kg per carcass = 4,000 piggies. 
Hardly seems like excessive stock to me in a country with a population of 66 million. 

Edited by Fanta
Added population
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Thaiger said:

In a continued spat after Songkhla livestock authorities discovered over 200 tonnes of pork in a refrigerated warehouse, the company accused of hoarding the pork insisted it has not been doing so. The company, Betagro, which is one of Thailand’s leading agro-industry and food businesses, issued a letter of clarification yesterday, stating that the frozen meat belongs to its subsidiary and was being kept in the rented warehouse to meet consumers’ demands for the next week. Betagro emphasised that storing their meat in the warehouse is normal in the food supply industry. It says it is willing to fully cooperate […]

The story Food group denies hoarding pork after authorities raid warehouse as seen on Thaiger News.

Read the full story

This is sad. I hope it was a mistake case like the business said. 

Pork hoarding should not be tolerated. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Vince said:

This is sad. I hope it was a mistake case like the business said. 

Pork hoarding should not be tolerated. 

Perhaps the hoarders should be burnt at the steak?

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Bluesofa said:

Perhaps the hoarders should be burnt at the steak?

I am confident the government can find an appropriate solution. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Bluesofa said:

Surely that must be BBQ sauce.

The Thai government is capable of doing it's best for the Thai people. 

High prices and food shortages can povoke outbreaks of violence (or it has in other countries I've read about) as well as increase a general sense of frustration during this long pandemic. 

I hope this and other similar food problems can be resolved favorably and quickly. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 weeks later...

Betagro make a lot of processed pork, ie sausages, pork balls, etc which are used by street vendors.

Thousands of street vendors probably use a kilo+ every day.

200,000 kgs  is only a couple of days in Bangkok alone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was just a matter of time before producers would start price gouging under the guise (real or imagined) of food shortages and "supply chain issues"? I don't believe there are real food shortages or that the Thai/ASEAN food supply chain is that complex to have suddenly broken down. And even if I'm wrong, one thing for certain, this has only just begun.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Join Thaiger Talk Today!

    Sign up in 30 seconds and join the discussion on everything Thailand!

  • Latest Posts

    1. 0

      News Forum - Thailand to expand major airports to deal with rising tourist numbers

    2. 14

      News Forum - Bangkok man electrocuted to death charging his phone

    3. 0

      News Forum - Nok Air slammed for ill treatment of a disabled passenger

    4. 14

      News Forum - Bangkok man electrocuted to death charging his phone

  • New Topics

  • Tell a friend

    Love Thaiger Talk? Tell a friend!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By posting on Thaiger Talk you agree to the Terms of Use