Frozen imported pork is making its way into wet markets around the Philippines again, bringing down demand for local pork. Edwin Chen, President of the Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines told Asian Agribiz that the inventory of frozen imported pork has gone up following the release of the meat that was held back when the country was experiencing port congestion problems in the latter part of 2014.
With the current slow demand, some meat traders are selling the released frozen pork at cheaper prices. However, Mr Chen said handling of these products has been unsanitary, since most wet markets are not equipped to handle frozen meat. Pork producers are calling on the National Meat Inspection Service and administrators of local markets to enforce frozen meat handling rules strictly to ensure that consumers get safe meat.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/high-inventory-of-frozen-pork-affecting-local-demand)