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Production at Radwa Poultry Not Hit by Fire

by 5m Editor
13 January 2010, at 7:00am

SAUDI ARABIA - Following a fire at one of its locations reported yesterday, Radwa Food Production says production there has hardly been affected.

Radwa Food Production Company said yesterday that the previous day's fire at its poultry farm along the Jeddah-Madinah Highway had little impact on its supply, reports Arab News.

"The impact of the fire was very limited," the company said in its first reaction to a blaze that engulfed the production line.

"Poultry supply to distribution outlets has continued despite the fire as the company operated an alternative production line," the official statement said.

Abdul Hadi Taher, chairman of the company's board of directors, said they were not blaming anyone for the fire. "We consider it fate and divine decree and believe that what God wills, will happen."

He thanked officers of the civil defence officers and Saudi Red Crescent, as well as company officials.

No employee was injured as a result of the fire, which did not affect the company's poultry rearing area, feed factory, warehouses, incubators or other sections.

According to Arab News, Radwa poultry farm, located some 60 kilomtres north of Jeddah, has received international acknowledgment for its quality management processes. Radwa holds ISO14001:2004 which confirms the company's status as an eco-friendly producer.

The farm covers an area of 16 square kilometres and is among the largest in the Kingdom, accounting for about 10 per cent of the country's annual production. Poultry is a major source of protein in the Kingdom. Per-capita consumption in the Kingdom averages 48kg per annum.

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