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Philippines soon to export chicken meat to Korea

Inspectors from the Korean Animal and Plant Quarantine Inspection Agency and Ministry of Food and Safetyhave recommended the approval of two local poultry dressing plants to export chicken meat to Korea. Assisted by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), the Korean teams conducted an on-site inspection last May 10 to 11 at Johanna’s Chicken Processing Center, LDP Farms, Mofels’ Food International Corporation and AslaxPhils Corporation. Only Johanna’s and LDP Farms, however, were found to have passed the sanitary and processing requirements necessary to ensure the production of safe food.The Korean inspection team have recommended minor improvements to the two plants and directed them to submit report of their compliance to NMIS. The NMIS in turn will assess the validity of result and send these to Korea if found to have fully complied with the suggested improvement.

The Korean team include Mr. Lim Jong-yul, Deputy Director of Korean Animal Quarantine Division, Mr. Lee Yong-ju, Assistant Director of Seoul Regional Office, Mr. Lee Ki-joong Director of Busan Regional Food and Drug Administration and Mr. Jang Han-guk, Assistant Director of Livestock Products Sanitation Division. The Philippine team is composed of Dr. Mildred Saligan, NMIS-IVA Regional Director, Dr. Eduardo Oblena, NMIS Region I Regional Director,Dr. Clarita Sangcal, Head, Accreditation and Registration Division, Dr. Ma. Elizabeth Callanta, Head, and Dr. Jasmin ala of Plant Operation and Inspection Division, and Dr. Magdiwang Cruz Head of the Export Section of the Meat import and Export Division.

The Philippines has exported one shipment of chicken meat in 2013 but was not able to send another batch again.