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Cargill, JFC open new poultry processing plant in Philippines

FBR Staff Writer Published 07 December 2017

A joint venture (JV) between Cargill and Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has opened a new poultry processing plant in the Philippines which can process up to 45 million chickens per year.

The new plant of the JV, dubbed Cargill Joy Poultry Meats Production (C-Joy), has been built in Santo Tomas in Batangas province.

Dressed and marinated chicken will be produced at the plant to address the growing demand of JFC brands in the country, said Cargill. 

C-Joy president and CEO Paul Fullbright said: “Cargill and Jollibee came together to start this plant because of our common commitment to the highest standards in product quality and food safety.

“This is reflected in this new plant which harnesses technology and global experience to deliver tasty chicken products in an environment which is safe for our employees and is environmentally sustainable.”

Cargill and Filipino fastfood restaurant chain JFC entered into the JV in May 2016. The American company holds a stake of 70% while JFC owns the remaining stake.

Cargill had taken up the responsibility of establishing, managing and operating the poultry plant.

JFC CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong said: “This partnership will meaningfully benefit our customers, our operations as well as the overall Philippine food industry.

“We will continue to maintain our strong relationship with key chicken suppliers in the country and look forward to sustained long-term supply arrangements with them as our businesses grow together.”

The facility, which is claimed to be the largest poultry processing plant in the Philippines, is expected to boost income opportunities for local poultry farmers in Batangas and neighboring provinces.

Image: C-Joy’s poultry plant will have a capacity of processing 45 million chickens a year. Photo: courtesy of kdshutterman/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.