Investment Fiji’s Trade & Export team made a visit to Food Processors (Fiji) Pte Limited (FPFL) as part of its business facilitation visit, follow-up on impact of COVID-19 and how the business is faring.
FPFL director, Raneel Mudaliar stated on keeping a close contact with Investment Fiji for assistance in connecting with #export markets to the Pacific Island Countries.
“As part of our business development project, we are moving towards expansion with key focus on PICs and possible foreign partnership for large scale commercial #agri-business.”
Mr Mudaliar added that they have land available in Vanua Levu for further development of a processing plant for pineapples and other agricultural products such as daruka and interest in new markets such as PICs, Middle East and Asia.
The company is under-going restructure with market focused for canned products to Australia and New Zealand and small scale to the Canadian market.
FPFL has a total of 20 permanent workers, 30 casuals and around 50 local farmers for supply of fresh agri-products.
FPFL is a government commercial company and has been in operation for over 35 years. #Food #manufacturing is its main line of business, specializing in high agri-based food commodities for niche market.
The company processes and vacuum packs green leafy vegetables and fruits to sustain freshness and color.
The company manufactures a whole range of products such as sauces, coconut cream, local agro-based products such as canned palusami, frozen Dalo, Cassava, Duruka, Breadfruit, Tahitian Chestnuts and marine produce comprising reef fish.
Their current markets for export are Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK and USA.