A product of Koyu & Unitek (Photo: 99poultry.com)

Dong Nai (VNA) - The Koyu & Unitek Co Ltd has recently inaugurated a meat processing plant with a daily capacity of 50,000 chickens at the Long Binh industrial park in the southern province of Dong Nai, as part of its preparation to export poultry products to Japan.

The plant built at cost of 6 million USD has been equipped with advanced machinery imported from Japan and run following strict hygiene and food safety standards.

Chickens for production are sourced from a farm run by Nguyen Minh Kha in Nam Cat Tien commune, Tan Phu district.

Kha said he has taken part in the supply chain for poultry export to Japan for two years. He made sure his poultry is free from diseases and Japan-banned antibiotics.

The farm is expected to be scaled up to 720,000 chickens in next June or July from the current figure of 560,000. Most of its breeds have been imported from France, while feed has been provided by De Heus Vietnam.

The last barrier for Koyu & Unitek chicken meat products is animal quarantine from both countries.

Nguyen Van Quyen, head of the company’s export project board, said Koyu & Unitek is confident to pass the examination as its production chain is strictly in line with standards set by Japan.

The company expected to sell chicken products in the home market from April and ship its first chicken container to Japan in June or July.-VNA