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Thailand's Seafood to Thrive in Place of Pig, Poultry

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THAILAND - Thailand remained positive about the future of the food industry as H1N1 hits the global meat industry. Whilst it might take six months for the local pig and poultry industries to return to normal, seafood sales are expected to thrive.

Thawee Piyapatana, managing director of Pacific Fish Processing Co (PFP), the country's top surimi producer, said the H1N1 outbreak was expected to prompt global consumers to opt for more seafood consumption, which would benefit Thailand's food exports.

PFP expects its sales to grow by 10 per cent this year to THb 3.2 billion, with THB 2 billion coming from from exports and THB 1.2 billion from domestic sales, officials have told Bangkok Post.

The food producer earned THB 1.8 billion from exports last year and THB 1 billion from the home market.

Somroek Tangpiroonthum, managing director of Thai Ha Plc, the manufacturer of farm products under the Kaset brand, said the world's economic crisis and the swine flu outbreak offers a good opportunity for Thailand, which produces high-quality and safe food products.

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