In 2018, we were able to provide at least 63.5 Million KG of protein to the market through the products that we sold. 95%, or 60.1 Million KG, of this total was rolled out here in the Philippines. This amount of protein is enough to sustain the protein needs of more than 650,0001 Filipino families in a year.
Aside from protein, our products also contain other nutrients such as omega3 DHA, iron, zinc, calcium, probiotics inulin, and potassium.
As of 2018, our products are available in 78% of all points of sale in the country, translating to more than 904,0003 outlets.
Meanwhile, our global sales continue to increase as well, with more than 768,000 cases of our products sold in 62 countries.
Lastly, our food service business services around 18,900 restaurants or 61%4 of the total accommodation and food service establishments in the Philippines. This is accomplished through our strategic depots located in key cities around the country, therefore enabling us to service institutional clients wherever they are.
Food Quality & Safety
Our Quality Assurance (QA) and Research & Development (R&D) teams put more hours in technical trainings, proficiency testing, and raw material safety testing to maintain the quality and safety of our food.
The QA teams ensure the food quality and safety handling of the food products.
Meanwhile, the R&D team’s focus is the functionality and taste of the materials to be used for production and the product itself, making sure it’s palatable for the consumers. R&D has different kinds of seminars where the team gains both technical knowledge to innovate on new recipes, consider better ingredient alternatives, enhance basic sensory, and soft skills to improve current processes in management.
Our consumers are also our partners in quality assurance. We encourage them to inform us should they have any concerns about their products. Feedback are redirected to the departments responsible for them to be able to work on improvements. We also do our best to address and resolve issues that consumers have with our products.
1 This number is computed by dividing the total KG of protein sold by the total KG of FNRI protein requirements of an average Filipino family in a year. Based on PSA, an average Filipino family is comprised of 4.4 members.
2 This is computed using the weighted average of the protein content of our tuna, sardines, and meat products that we sold in 2018.
3 Source: Nielsen 2018
4 Source: PSA 2016