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Zhongpin’s Inspection Center Receives NCAC Certificate from China National Accreditation Service

April 27, 2009

CHANGGE CITY, Henan, China, April 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ –
Zhongpin Inc. (Nasdaq: HOGS) (“Zhongpin”), a leading meat and food processing
company in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), today announced that the
Company’s inspection center has received the NCAC certificate from the China
National Accreditation Service (“CNAS”) for Conformity Assessment.

Zhongpin is committed to building a high-quality control system.
Zhongpin’s inspection center is equipped with advanced inspection appliances,
including a liquid chromatograph, gas chromatograph, and atomic absorption
machine which is capable of conducting highly accurate quality inspections to
check for any residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs. These inspections
are conducted on all raw materials, products, microorganisms, and antibiotics.
Zhongpin’s quality-control system is highly effective and covers the entire
supply chain system, including raw materials, semi-finished products, finished
products, storage and warehousing, distribution logistics, and sales. All
Zhongpin processing facilities possess the HACCP Certificate (Hazard Analysis
and Critical Control Point) and are ISO9001 certified ensuring high quality
and safety of Zhongpin’s products and processes.

“We have been closely monitoring the developing swine flu outbreak and
have conducted physical observation and laboratory testing of meat and
internal organs to ensure that hogs supplied to our facilities have not been
infected with swine flu,” said Mr. Xianfu Zhu, CEO of Zhongpin. “As the
outbreak of hog-related diseases typically increases in the summer, we
heighten the level of scrutiny and are more vigilant in our inspection and
quality control processes in order to avoid unfortunate events. We firmly
believe that our wealth of experience in the industry and advanced quality
control systems, Zhongpin will successfully weather the current crisis and
continue to deliver healthy, fresh, and high-quality meat products to our
customers.”

About Zhongpin

Zhongpin is a meat and food processing company that specializes in pork
and pork products, and fruits and vegetables in the PRC. Its distribution
network in the PRC spans 20 provinces and 4 cities with special political
status, and includes over 2,995 retail outlets. Zhongpin’s export markets
include the European Union, Russia, Eastern Europe, and South Africa. For more
information, contact CCG Investor Relations directly or go to Zhongpin’s
website at http://www.zpfood.com .

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: Certain statements in this press release and oral statements made by
Zhongpin on its conference call in relation to this release constitute
forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include,
without limitation, statements regarding our quality control and inspection
procedures, expectations of future consumer demand, ability to prepare the
Company for growth, predictions and guidance relating to the Company’s future
financial performance. We have based these forward-looking statements largely
on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial
trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of
operations, business strategy and financial needs, but these projections also
involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements, which may include,
but are not limited to, such factors as, unanticipated changes in product
demand, interruptions in the supply of live pigs/raw pork, downturns in the
Chinese economy, delivery delays, freezer facility malfunctions, poor
performance of the retail distribution network, changes in applicable
regulations, and other information detailed from time to time in the Company’s
filings and future filings with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating
the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their
entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements made
herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company
undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the
statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

    For more information, please contact:

     Crocker Coulson, President
     CCG Investor Relations
     Tel:   +1-646-213-1915
     Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com
     Web:   http://www.ccgirasia.com

     Feng Wang, Chief Financial Officer
     Zhongpin Inc.
     Tel:   +86-10-8286-1788
     Email: ir@zhongpin.com
     Web:   http://www.zpfood.com

SOURCE Zhongpin Inc.


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