Singapore requirements delay first Mindanao hog export

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / June 29) – Singapore imposed a score of “corrective measures”  for livestock products from Mindanao, forcing the island’s exporters to move by another month their target to ship its first exports earlier set this month, a government livestock official said.

The requirements, about 21 of them, had moved the target to July, according to Dr. Rafael Mercado, livestock chief of the Department of Agriculture in Southeastern Mindanao. Mercado told reporters at the regular Kapihan sa PIA Friday that Singapore’s Agri-food Veterinary Authority (AVA) imposed 21 requirements on hog imports from Mindanao meat packing firms.

Dr. Myrna Habacon, chief of the National Meat Inspection System (NMIS) plant operation and inspection unit in the region told the PIA news conference that the remaining requirements that exporters were complying include plant structural adjustments.

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