SMC to start raw chicken exports to HK this month
Philippine food giant, San Miguel Corp. (SMC), may
start exporting raw chicken meat to Hong Kong this month.
The food company is also eyeing chicken exports to Korea
and the United Arab Emirates. Agriculture
Secretary Arthur Yap
said that SMC,
along with RFM Corp., have
informed him of their plans to start exporting chicken in anticipation of a
surge in demand for bird flu-free poultry products.
Yap said SMC has sent its representatives to Hong Kong,
along with representatives of the National Meat Inspection Service
(NMIS), to secure the
necessary accreditation for the export of raw chicken meat to the former crown
The Philippines has an existing accreditation for the export of chicken
hotdogs to Hong Kong. However, the Philippines must secure a separate
accreditation to export raw chicken meat to Hong Kong. The initial amount to be
exported by San Miguel is expected to be minimal as it still has to establish
its market. San Miguel resumed exporting chicken to Japan in July last year.
The Philippines, along with Singapore and Brunei,
remains among the three countries in Southeast Asia that are bird
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