Capampangan brand earns award in Europe

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – From local, national, now global, Mekeni Food Product (Mekeni), a former backyard family business in Porac town, this province has done it again, as it gained another prestigious recognition.

The top quality food maker was conferred the Diamond Award in the prestigious 30th World Quality Commitment (WQA) Awards in Paris, France for its quality, productivity and excellence.

The awards under the auspices of Business Initiative Directions (BID) recognizes and promotes companies, organizations and institutions that understand the dedication, continuous improvement, innovation and relentless pursuit of productivity that leads to excellence.

BID is a 30-year old organization founded in US and Spain. It is regarded as the most effective and cost efficient organization working globally in the promotion and practical application of the total quality management models.

Mekeni president Pruds Garcia attributed their success and various recognition to the support of everyone.

“We dedicate this award to all the great people behind the success of Mekeni. Firstly, to our founder, Tatay Felix, his unquestionable desire to help others gave birth to Mekeni. For our family who unselfishly shared their resources and time to sustain the operations of the company” Garcia said.

“To all the employees regardless of rank for sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise in areas where they are assign, to our valued suppliers, government agencies, friends, relatives and customers, without them Mekeni will not be in its place in the industry today. We are forever grateful of the support and all these recognitions and accolades, we bring back to our Almighty! To God be the Glory!,” he added.

Garcia also said that the honor belongs not only to Mekeni Food Corporation and their team but also to the Philippines and the Filipino across the globe because it only shows that Filipinos can be globally competitive and at par with the European Union stringent standard.

Mekeni, accredited with triple “A” rating by the National Meat Inspection Service for its processing plant, is a multi-awarded food company, with grand slam best meat processing plant award from 2004 to 2006.

Mekeni is also the first hotdog and marinated meat processing plant with Food Safety System Certification 22000:2010 in the Philippines as certified by SGS International.

In 2012, Mekeni was awarded in Geneva for its Quality Leadership by the BID.

In 2013, it was conferred Platinum Award in Frankfurt Germany in recognition of the company’s Quality and Technology Innovation Program.

Currently, Mekeni products are present in United Arabs Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Australia.

Mekeni has also started to export their meat products to Japan. It is the first and only meat company in the Philippines that is allowed to export to Japan under the strict supervision of the Japanese government. (PNA)/FPV/ZST/RKM

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