WattAgNet: US egg industry invited to meet with S. Korea


As the nation continues to struggle with its largest-ever avian flu outbreak, the AEB and USAPEEC are facilitating one-on-one meetings with the country’s largest food companies.

The U.S. egg industry is getting an opportunity to meet directly with potential new customers in South Korea.

In a February 15 email, the American Egg Board (AEB) announced egg producers are invited to one-on-one meetings on March 23 in Seoul, South Korea, in conjunction with the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council’s (USAPEEC) Strategic Planning Conference in the East Asian country’s capital. The AEB said as many as 27 Korean companies could be involved in the meetings. A full list of potential attendees can be read here.

The largest South Korean companies expected to attend are:

  • Shinsegae Food, a major foodservice and bakery operator.
  • Ourhome, part of LG Corp. and the largest mass catering and food distribution company in South Korea.
  • CJ Foodville, part of CJ Corp. and the largest food company in the country.
  • Hyundai Green Food: Part of Hyundai Group, with multiple food-related divisions including bakery, mass catering, foodservice, as well as food distribution.
  • CJ Cheiljedang:  The country’s largest food manufacturer.
  • Pulmuone: The country’s second largest food manufacturer.
  • Daewang Custard: A popular custard shop with more than 240 stores in the country and a high demand for eggs.

The registration deadline is February 16. Interested parties can contact Jennifer Geck Ott, USAPEEC director of allied industry relations, at jgeckott@usapeec.org.

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