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 colony.

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 flu -free.


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