The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) recently approved San Miguel Foods Inc.’s (SMFI) P1.3 billion meat processing plant in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

Trade Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo welcomed the approval of the project saying “the finished products will boost the domestic market demand with further processed chicken parts targeted for established fastfood brands like Jollibee, McDonald’s and KFC within Mindanao, South Luzon and GMA areas,”

The Php1.3 billion Davao del Sur projects will be fully mechanized, integrated processing facilities by utilizing the technology of electric stimulation in carcasses. According to SMFI, the technology will improve the quality of chicken by enhancing bleeding capability of carcass and meat tenderness even without maturation by chilling process. Both facilities will be constructed as “AAA” plants in compliance with the standards set by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).

SMFI is a subsidiary of San Miguel Pure Foods Co., Inc. (SMPFC), the food division of San Miguel Corporation, which is one of the country’s largest conglomerates.


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