Dutch gov’t offers P100-M grant to firm to process eggs for exports

THE NETHERLANDS - The Netherlands government is extending a grant for the Philippine Egg Board’s purchase of a P100 million egg processor that will enable it to freeze, liquefy, pasteurize, or powderize egg for institutional and export markets.

Brenda Dimayuga, Philippine Egg Show chairman, said during the fourth Philippine Egg Show the Dutch government will extend the grant in the form of egg processing equipment as this also involves the Philippine Egg Board’s (PEB) joint venture with a Dutch company.

Dimayuga said the equipment will enable egg producers to meet local demands of airlines, hotels and restaurants currently supplied by the United States and bird flu free countries.

“Some institutional buyers just need the egg yolk or the egg white. And this can be available in liquid form. Hotels no longer need to beat the shell,” she said in an interview.

If the Philippines had the chance in 2004 to export 1.5 million kilos of poultry to Japan in 2004 due to its being bird flu free, Dimayuga said the processing facility will also enable the country to export egg (to Japan for instance) having kept its being bird flu free.

Source: Manila Bulletin online
calendar icon 15 February 2005
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