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Cranswick pork gets US import approval

Cranswick, a major supplier to UK supermarkets, has secured approval to export its pork products to the US.

The group, which supplies pig products for the Jamie Oliver brand as well as Sainsbury's and Tesco, has received accreditation from the US Department of Agriculture to supply to the country with fresh pork produced near Hull. The facility re-opened in January after a £13m revamp which took three years to complete. The news came as Cranswick posted an 8 per cent rise in pre-tax profits for the year to 31 March to £47.1m, as underlying sales rose to £758m.