Mekeni to redistribute products, says '100 percent negative' for swine fever


Posted at Dec 06 2019 04:03 PM

MANILA -- Mekeni Food Corp said Friday it secured clearance from regulators to redistribute its products, over a month after the presence of African swine fever in some goods prompted a voluntary recall.

The clearance from the Food and Drug Administration and test results from independent firm SGS "provide assurance that Mekeni’s facilities, equipment, raw meat materials and all pork-based finished products for release in the market are 100 percent negative for ASF virus DNA," the company said in a statement.

Mekeni said it gave a list of "all corrective actions" taken to Health undersecretary and FDA officer-in-charge Enrique Domingo.

Specific batches of Mekeni's Red Classic Hotdog (500 grams) and Skinless Longaniza (200 grams) tested positive for DNA traces of African swine fever last October.

Mekeni said it would test all raw meat products sourced locally and abroad for ASF as an "additional safety measure."