A FOOD firm supplier assured the public of continuous supply and delivery of raw materials needed for food production amid uncertainties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pilmico Foods Corporation, a food business unit of Aboitiz, said the situation is “well within manageable levels” and they’re remain committed to sustain the food value chain through on time delivery of raw materials needed to continue food production.
Pilmicoechoed the government's assertion on sufficient food supply amid uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus.
During the last meeting of the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), the Department of Agriculture (DA) presented the food supply outlook for 2020, with most commodities actually forecast to end at a surplus by year-end.
According to the adjusted DA report, the projected supply by the end of December 2020 will be 94 days worth for rice, 234 days for corn, two days for fish, six days for vegetables, and 253 days for chicken.
“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. 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,” said Tristan Aboitiz, President and CEO of Pilmico Foods Corporation. He assured the public and its stakeholders that its operations remain normal.