Food industry sees minimal impact on food supply amid ECQ and GCQ.
Amid of the declaration of Enhance Community Quarantine(ECQ) and General Community Quarantine(GCQ) the food supply industry such as Aboitiz food business unit Pilmico Foods Corporation echoed the government’s assertion on sufficient food supply during uncertainties brought about by the Coronaconomy.
“Pilmico’s business continuity plans are in place and running, and this has allowed us to operate business as usual to meet the needs of our stakeholders,” said Tristan Aboitiz, president and CEO of Pilmico Foods Corporation, in a statement on Tuesday.
“We have rigorously implemented our strict biosecurity processes to ensure the safety of our teams who report to work, and our supply chain has remained largely intact during the various ECQs (enhanced community quarantine) that have been implemented across the country. This means that our facilities are prepared to continuously cater to the requirements of our customers, which should allow us to deliver our products and meet their needs,” he said.
“As a leadership team, we have spent the last few weeks learning as much as we can about the disease, and assessing how it has impacted and will continue to impact our industry. It is critical that we understand how it affects our team members, customers, and communities, so we can make the necessary changes to different aspects of our operations,” Aboitiz said.
“Our company remains committed to helping sustain the food value chain by consistently being present and delivering raw materials needed to continue food production,” Aboitiz said.
“The flour and feed mills in Iligan and Tarlac, as well as farms, continue to operate, serving the needs of the customers despite challenges in logistics and distribution which can be attributed to COVID-19,” he added.
Aboitiz said that Pilmico’s Southeast Asian facilities are operating normally as well. More..
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