Filipino company to begin pekin duck exports to Middle East

pekinduck tifotter flickrAfter Japan, UAE is set to receive pekin duck products from Philippines beginning later this year. (Image source: Tifotter/Flickr)Philippines’ Maharlika Agro-Marine Ventures Corp has acquired halal accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water for the export of pekin duck products 

Following the accreditation, the company can now export pekin duck products to the UAE and other Middle East nations such Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Qatar. 

Maharlika Agro-Marine Ventures Corp owner Vincent T Lao said, “We are the first company in Mindanao to get the accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water.”

Products manufactured include whole duck, premium breast meat, wing drummet, head, feet, fillet, skin, wings, boneless leg meat(vacuum packed), boneless leg meat (brick type), neck meat, tail, and duck feathers. The company’s farm and processing units use the best hygienic processes and deploys latest techniques that are practiced by Cherry Valley UK, added Lao. The company is Triple A certified, HAACP-certified and was also awarded a certificate for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 

In 2014, the Filipino company gained access to Japan’s poultry market, considered to have stringent poultry hygiene standards. A container with around 28 MT in volume per month is being sent to Japan.

Following Japan and UAE, Lao plans to expand the company’s presence in Iran and Kazakhstan. 

 

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