Philippines

Manila customs seize ASF-infected container

Manila customs seize ASF-infected container

By Aidan Fortune

The Bureau of Customs – Manila International Container Port (MICP) has seized a container of food after it tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) in order to prevent further spread of the disease.

The Quezon plant aims to produce 10,000 metric tons of processed chicken per year

San Miguel meat processing plants approved

By Aidan Fortune

The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) has approved San Miguel Foods Inc’s (SMFI) application for two proposed meat processing plants in Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur and Pagbilao, Quezon.

The new law could also boost halal meat trade with Malaysia and Indonesia

Philippine halal law to drive meat export growth

By Jens Kastner

Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a consolidated measure on halal exports, which may help boost the country’s meat exporters in the Middle East.

Cargill said the joint venture would help to improve food safety in the Philippine company

Cargill and JFC deal creates 1,000 jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

Agricultural trader Cargill has entered into a joint-venture with Philippine fast food chain Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) to build a poultry factory, leading to 1,000 new jobs. 

A total of 1,430 were marked out as being susceptible

Philippines imposes restrictions on African cattle

By Georgi Gyton

The Philippine Department of Agriculture has order a temporary ban to be placed on the imports of cattle products from Botswana, Africa, following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

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