The arrival of imported chicken and pork cutlets started to surge since September — ahead of an expected jump in demand for the holidays next month, the Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
Up to 143,400 metric tons (MT) of pork and chicken entered the Philippine market since September 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Animal Industry, an attached agency of the Agriculture Department.
From September to October, imported pork belly, deboned meat, fat, offal, rind and skin.Pork importation, on the other hand, reached 28,326 MT from September to October. The Philippines import pork cuts like bellies, deboned pork, fats, offal’s, rind and skin.
Veterinary quarantine certificates issued in January to September covered 323,484 MT of imported pork and chicken, according to the bureau.
Tuesday November 29, 2011/ GMA News Online.