Pampanga-based Mekeni Food awarded anew
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, March 29 (PNA)- Business Initiative Directions (BID), a private organization with networks worldwide, conferred the Century International Quality Era (CQE) golden award to Pampanga-based Mekeni Food Corp. (MFC) during a recent ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.
Governor Lilia G. Pineda and other local officials expressed pride over MFC’s latest award and congratulated the people behind for this very rare feat.
Pampanga takes pride of the latest recognition, a clear proof that Capampangan could succeed through hardwork and good relations with people, the governor said.
Prudencio Garcia, president of the MFC, along with Mary Hope Ulibarri, plant manager, received the award at the InterContinental Geneve Convention Hall during the recent 14th Century International Quality Era Convention.
Garcia expressed elation for having joined the elite group of CQE awardees belonging to top corporations worldwide, most of which are included in the list of Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and recognized for their remarkable achievements in quality culture.
MFC gained the distinction of being the first Filipino company to be conferred the CQE Gold award under the food and beverage industry.
For the year 2012 awards, MFC shared the stage with such companies as the ICICI Bank of India; Istanbul Shipyard of Turkey; Telecom of Cambodia; Turner Construction and OGASCO LLC of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); Iranian Offshore Engineering Corporation and construction; and Saudi Iron and Steel Company.
The CQE Award is carried out by the Business Initiative Directions (BID), a private organization with networks worldwide whose primary activity is oriented towards sharing quality culture of leading companies.
The BID is said to be the most important private organization in the world that presents a quality award on the basis of principles as solid as those of the Deming in Japan, the Balridge in the United States, or the EFQM in Europe.
In 2006, the MFC got the distinction of being the First Meat Processing Plant in the Philippines and Asia, and second in the world, to be certified ISO 2000 under the Food Safety Management System.
Apart from these awards, the MFC continues to pursue its vision of “serving as a benchmark in the food industry, while also serving as a prime mover in community building”, Garcia added. (PNA)