Stop dumping chicken in SA, urges SAPA

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Cape Town - South Africa's beleaguered poultry industry can be fixed, but for that to happen the European Union (EU) needs to stop flooding the country with chicken.

The SA Poultry Association (SAPA) is once again at war with cheaper imported chicken from the EU as the local industry seems to be on the verge of collapse, threatening to bleed thousands of job. Around 1 350 positions were already lost at the RCL Foods' Hammarsdale chicken plant in KwaZulu-Natal.

"We are a cheaper producer than the EU. Period. All they need to do is stop dumping and life should return to normal," SAPA chief executive Kevin Lovell told Fin24.

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