Meat processors condemn pork smuggling from China
The rampant smuggling of pork from China into the Phillipines has been
condemned by the the largest group of meat processors in the country, allegedly
perpetrated by a Pampanga-based meat company.
The Philippine Association of Meat Processors, Inc. (PAMPI) asked the
Department of Agriculture to conduct an impartial investigation on the smuggling
from China of 62,000 kg's of meat shipments, ending up in a warehouse in
The agriculture department bans the importation of meat products from China,
however, despite the ban, shipments of hot meat from China continue to flood the
local market, threatening both the local pig industry and the meat-processing
PAMPI said it condemns in the strongest terms possible this unlawful activity
by people who want to earn fast bucks at the expense of local livestock
industry, without considering the safety of the Filipino consumers.
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