MAFC To Open Two New Food Supply Centres In ECER

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama) — Malaysian Agrifood Corporation Bhd (MAFC)
will build two integrated food production and consolidation centres in Pahang under
the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) to complement its existing facility in Bukit
Raja, Cameron Highlands.
The new centres, to be located in Bertam Valley in Cameron Highlands and
Lanchang, are among the 19 consolidation, processing and packaging centres and
consolidation marketing centres under the ECER development plan, the ECER
secretariat said in a statement.
The three food centres will provide post harvest value-added services to collect,
consolidate process, sort, grade, package and distribute for better food safety,
quality and sustainability, according to MAFC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Khazanah Nasional Bhd.
With the establishment of the centres, the company said it aimed to transform the
nation’s food supply chain management and distribution to generate value at every
level of the food supply chain.
MAFC chief executive officer Azizi Meor Ngah said the valued-added centres will
operate in compliance with food safety standards such as Malaysian Farm
Accreditation Scheme, Hazards Analysis Critical Control Point, and GlobalGAP, a
private sector body that sets voluntary standards for international certification of
agricultural products.