DA sees commercial distribution of packed meals brand from Davao
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will soon formally introduce to Filipino consumers a Philippine-made Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Rice and Chicken packed meals, which would be ideal for distribution during calamities and other adversities.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Ana’s Breeder Farm of Davao City is now seeking clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the commercial distribution of the packed meals.
According to him, the RTE Rice and Chicken meal will be presented to Health Secretary Paulynn Ubial for food safety purposes.
Siblings Jonathan and Katherine Suy, who collaborated to prepare the RTE rice meals, are donating their first production to the evacuees, soldiers, and policemen in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur.
Packed in aluminum foils, the 911 Foods RTE rice and chicken meals are produced using international Halal food safety standards.
“The packed meals have a shelf life of two years when kept in cool areas,” Piñol said.
“These would be ideal during times of calamities, as packed meals for operating soldiers and policemen, fishermen who would be out in the sea for weeks and overseas Filipinos who miss the taste of chicken curry, afritada and adobo,” he added.