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MMPC to Export Pork to Singapore

by 5m Editor
2 October 2008, at 12:05pm

PHILIPPINES - Frozen boxed pork or 'Pork in a Box' from Matutum Meat Packaging Corporation (MMPC) will soon be exported to Singapore after its Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority gave the 'go ahead' for South Cotabato's meat-packing company to start exporting pork to Singapore.

Dr Emilio Escobillo, Jr., President of the South Cotabato Swine Producers Association disclosed that SOCOSPA is targeting to capture about 25 per cent of Singapore's demand for pork meat products. However, he added that they will see to it that this will not affect the domestic market.

According to Dr Escobillo, swine producers here in Socksargen used to have live shipment to Manila of about 24,000 hogs per month but now the shipment has reduced to about 10,000 hogs per month.

Meanwhile, Cathy Romero of MMPC pointed out in a forum that MMPC started its operation in Glamang in 2007. Its produce include Warm/Chilled/Frozen Carcass for the domestic market and the Frozen Boxed Pork intended for export and also for domestic market.

She said that the mother company of MMPC is Sunpride, and its main office is located in Cebu City.

Ms Romero also explained that the reasons for expanding here: Mindanao is FMD-free; South Cotabato is one of the largest supplier of hogs and GenSan is an international sea port.

5m Editor