Manila to have stable supply of canned meat products
The Philippine Association of Meat Processors Inc. (PAMPI) assured the public of stable supply of canned meat products and advised consumers against panic buying and hoarding.
Jerome D. Ong, Vice President of PAMPI, said the canned meat manufacturers currently have inventory level that is good for 60 days based on normal demand.
He added that the plants have about 30 days inventory plus another 15 to 30 days inventory with the distributors and the retailers.
He said what will deplete stocks faster is the tendency of some people to hoard.
However, PAMPI said it is also important to eliminate unnecessary delays in the distribution of food and basic commodities in Metro Manila.
“We fully understand that checkpoints are strictly enforced to reduce people in the streets but workers in the manufacturing sector must be given exceptions, just like the heath workers in the front lines,” PAMPI said.
The group asked the national government to immediately resolve logistical concerns on the ground as some shuttles carrying workers and trucks transporting their raw materials and products were not allowed to pass through certain checkpoints despite showing necessary documents and identification.