SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines – When it comes to Filipino food
, the province of Pampanga
is reputed for having arguably the best-tasting native cuisine as well as having some of the finest food products money can buy. Recently the province got another big reason to be proud of its Kabalen
(a term in reference to its native people) as local meat processing firm Mekeni
Food Corporation won the prestigious Century International Quality Era
Gold Award in Geneva, Switzerland on March 11 held at InterContinental Genève Hotel.
Mekeni president Prudencio Garcia poses with chairman and CEO B.I.D. and president of International Quality Summit Convention Jose Prieto. Photograph from https://www.facebook.com/MekeniFoodCorporation.
As a result of winning the award, the Porac-based company has officially become part of an elite group of CQE
awardees composed of many corporations from around the world, including firms that achieved a lot and made it to the Fortune 500
“We would like to share with you and our PamCham members the good news that once again Mekeni
Food Corporation had scored another first in the Philippines’ food industry by being awarded the Century International Quality Era
– Gold Award,” said Mekeni
President Prudencio S. Garcia in a letter sent to Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) chairman Levy P. Laus.
“The Gold Award is another testimony to Mekeni's continuing achievement to the highest standards of food quality and safety,” Garcia added.About the CQE Award
award is given by the Business Initiative Directions (BID) which is a private group that is focused on sharing quality culture of leading international companies using its connections with global networks and researchers.About Mekeni Food CorporationMekeni
Food Corporation was founded by couple Tatang Felix and Imang Meding Garcia with a vision of serving the community of Porac, Pampanga. It all started with the family of mission of sending their children to college and building a viable enterprise.Mekeni
launched its first products in 1986 with chicharon
. Despite the tremendous hardship the people of Pampanga had to endure with the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Mekeni
went on to survive the many challenges it encountered.
Food Corporation has some of the most modern meat processing facilities in the country and continues to sell a wide variety of food products such as corned beef, ham, bacon, tocino
also strictly implements food safety and quality standards on all of its products.
For more information about the company, head over to www.Mekeni.com