Chinese meat and food processing company Zhongpin Inc. began trial production at its new $22 million prepared pork products plant in Tianjin on September 30. 

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Zhongpin's prepared pork plant is the second phase of its industrial park in Tianjin, and will have an annual production capacity of about 36,000 metric tons. The first phase, for chilled and frozen pork, began operating in January 2010, with an annual production capacity of about 100,000 metric tons for chilled and frozen pork.