Eleven assisted local producers of the Technology and Livelihood Development Center will participate in the 2013 International Food Exposition Philippines next week at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
TLDC food sector in-charge Minzy Joy Rojo, yesterday said this is the first time local food producers will be highlighted in the international exposition through the Center International Trade Expositions and Missions, an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry.
Rojo said the 11 producers will occupy five booths at the exposition sponsored by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.
Marañon also provided the payment for the freight of the products that will be equally divided amount the producers, she said.
This year’s IFEX convention features Negros Occidental as a partner province.
The 11 producers are SJ Velorias of Sagay City, BK Herbal Products of San Carlos City, BerGies of La Castellana, Federicos of Victorias City, Kits Herbal Products of Bacolod City, Leny’s Dried Fish of Cadiz City, Saring’s of Pulupandan, Grafil Herbal Tea of Bacolod City, Negros Binhi International Company of San Carlos City, and Sir Jess of Bacolod City.
Their products are squid rings, yacon enzymes, ginger brews, pineapple wines, duhat wines, bignay wines, laguntangics, dried fishes, bagoong cubes, turmeric, adobong pintaw, atchara, orega flakes, and guava jam, Rojo said.
There will be 27 exhibitors who will join, 20 of them classified as certified organic producers that showcase their products in the exporters' zone or the Best of Philippine Food Zone, while seven will showcase indigenous products of Negros Occidental. *LTG