The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will formally introduce to Filipino consumers the first ever Philippine-made Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Rice and Chicken packed meals as the department celebrates its 119th Founding Anniversary next week.
The RTE Rice and Chicken meal which comes in three recipes – Afritada, Curry and Adobo – will be presented to Health Secretary Paulynn Ubial today during a meeting in the DAF office on Food Safety.
The manufacturer of the 911 Foods RTE rice and chicken meals, Ana’s Breeder Farm of Davao City, is seeking clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be able to distribute the packed food.
Siblings Jonathan and Katherine Suy who collaborated to prepare the RTE rice meals, are donating their first production to the evacuues, soldiers and policemen in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur.
Packed in aluminum foils, the 911 Foods RTE rice and chicken meals are produced using international HACCP and Halal food safety standards.
The packed meals have a shelf.life of two years when kept in cool areas.
These would be ideal during times of calamities, as packed meals for operating soldiers and policemen, fishermen who would be out in the sea for weeks and overseas Filipinos who miss the taste of chicken curry, afritada and adobo.
After its official launching next week, 10,000 RTE rice and chicken packed meals will be delivered to Marawi City.
The commercial distribution will soon commence.
(Photo of the RTE chicken and rice meal packs taken with my Huawei P9 Plus.)