Singapore's Exports Sanctioned

PHILIPPINES - Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority has given the go ahead for pork processor Matutum Meat Packing Corporation to export cuts to the island state.
calendar icon 10 March 2008
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Jose Ariel B. Billones, regional meat inspection director, with The National Meat Inspection Service in Central Mindanao said the Singaporean authority had given clearance to the packing plant at Polomolok, South Cotabato for the shipment of fresh frozen cut pork meat products.
The factory had previously been prevented from exporting due to concerns about anti-biotic residues found in pork products.
According to the SunStar, the decision to allow exports to Singapore was made provisional by Jane C. Bacayo, NMIS national director, during a national consultation among government meat inspectors in Boracay two weeks ago.

"But there's no particular date as yet when the actual export would take off," said Mr Billones.

It is believed that the regional meat inspection agency is currently awaiting compliance documents from the company

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