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Egg processing plant soon to be completed

by 5m Editor
12 April 2007, at 10:53am

JAMAICA - The new egg processing plant being built by the Jamaica Egg Farmers Association (JEFA) should be completed in three weeks, according to the president, Mark Campbell.

Mr. Campbell, who made the announcement upon receiving the cheque for a $15 million loan from the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands last week Wednesday, said the plant was 98 per cent complete. The loan will be used to finance part of the cost of constructing the $30 million facility at Freeport in Montego Bay, St. James.

The establishment of the egg processing plant will allow the JEFA to meet the huge demand that exists for liquid egg mainly in the local hotel industry and the wider Caribbean. The egg processing plant is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean.

"Given the requirements of international food safety standards, hotel operators have been demanding pasteurised liquid eggs, as the heating process ensures that the eggs are safe from food borne diseases," Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke explained at the handing over of the money at the ministry's office at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner