The Philippines may begin pork shipments to Malaysia by early next year if a triple A slaughterhouse facility in Cavite gets the approval from Malaysian regulators to export such products there, Agriculture officials said.
Agriculture Assistant Secretary Davinio P. Catbagan told reporters on the sidelines of an event marking the eradication of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the country that the Philippines may start its shipments of pork to Malaysia as soon as the triple A slaughterhouse in Dasmariñas City in Cavite is allowed by Malaysian regulators.
National Meat Inspection Service Executive Director Jane C. Bacayo told reporters in the same event that owners of the triple A slaughterhouse filed the application for accreditation to export pork with Malaysian regulators in October.
He said the required documents have been filed but that a team from the Department of Veterinary Services of Malaysia still needed to visit the facility before it can give the approval to begin shipments.
Wednesday December 7, 2011/ Business World/ Philippines.