PH chicken to fly off to Korea
The Philippines may soon export chicken to South Korea.
According to the National Meat Inspection Service, inspectors from the Korean Animal and Plant Quarantine Inspection Agency and its Minisry of Food and Safety have recommended the approval for two local poultry dressing plants to export chicken meat to South Korea.
The NMIS said the South Korean inspectors visited four poultry dressing facilities from May 10 to May 11 and two passed their standards.
The NMIS said Johanna’s Processing Center and LDP Farms passed the South Koreans’ sanitary and processing requirements and were assured that food from the two facilities were safe to eat. Johanna’s Processing Center is in Quezon province while LDP Farms is located in Pangasinan.
The South Korean team, however, also recommended minor improvements for the two plants. Once they submit a report of their compliance to the NMIS, the government body will then validate their report and inform South Korea that they have made the improvements recommended.