Phil-Union Frozen Foods, Inc. (PUFFI) was established on December 2007 with a License to Operate (LTO) #: RDII-RVII-F-3235 and a Philippine Economic Zone Administration (PEZA) registration #: 08-38. It is located in Gate # 5, Mactan Economic Zone 1 Extension, Barangay Ibo, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. The following are its contact numbers, fax, website, & email address:
- Telephone #: 032–341–4165 to 67
- Fax #: 032–236–3234
- E-mail Address: email@example.com
- Website: www.phil-union.com
Phil-Union Frozen Foods, Inc. (PUFFI) manufactures pasteurized crab meat in cups and in cans, fresh frozen vacuum packed tuna cuts, headless shell-on block frozen shrimps and individually quick frozen peeled deveined shrimps, and other seafood products such as octopus and giant squid. Its market are in the USA, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, and other parts of Asia with future market plan destination to Europe.
The man-power capacity of the plant is more or less 900 for every 8 working hours. It has the capacity to produce 6 tons of crab, 4 tons of tuna, and 5 tons of shrimp raw materials in a day. All facilities including the building are owned by Phil-Union Frozen Foods, Inc. (PUFFI), but its lot is leased from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. The company is rated as a large scale business, with a total lot area of 9,530 square meters; its buildings and all other permanent structures are equal to 1, 694.4 square meters. PUFFI controls all its supply chain operations from the different parts of the country, up to its main plant. All raw materials are transported in chilled conditions through domestic vessels and/or air freight to the port and airport of Cebu City. Raw materials are then transported to PUFFI main plant located at Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu for further processing.
PUFFI ensures that adequate facilities are provided to produce premium quality and food safety-compliant products.
Committed to continuous improvement, the company has the following certifications:
1. British Retail Consortium (BRC)
2. Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000)
3. Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
4. European Union (EU)
5. HACCP, GMP, & SSOP Certified by SGS Phils.
6. Philippine Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
7. Dolphin Safe
8. Halal-Certified by IDCP
It has its own chemical and microbiological laboratory to ensure that all products would meet the chemical and microbiological requirements for fish and fishery products for export. As such, chemical and microbiological analyses are performed at a regular basis to ensure product safety and quality.
Phil-Union Frozen Foods, Inc. (PUFFI) acts in accordance with legal requirements, customer requirements, and other international standards such as HACCP and BRC Food. Hence, the company is fully committed to comply with the following National and International requirements:
AO No. 0012, Series of 2007 Philippine National Standard for Drinking Water 2007
AO No. 153 (2004) Revised Guidelines on Current Good Manufacturing Practices in Manufacturing, Packing, Repacking or Holding Food
FAO 117, Series of 1975 Rules and Regulations Governing the Operation of Processing Plants for Fish and Fishery/Aquatic Products and Prescribing/Requiring Standards, Quality Control and Inspection or Processed Fish and Fishery/Aquatic Products
FAO No. 210, Series of 2001 Rules and Regulations on the Exportation of Fresh, Chilled and Frozen Fish and Fishery/Aquatic Products;
FAO No. 211, Series of 2001 Requirements for Pre-Processing and Processing Plants, the SSOP thereof and the Processing and Quality Requirement for Shellfish.
FAO No. 212, Series of 2001 Guideline on the Implementation of HACCP System
PD 856 (1976) Code on Sanitation of the Philippines
PD 856 (1976) Code on Sanitation of the Philippines
USFDA 21 CFR Part 110 Current Good Manufacturing Practice, in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food
USFDA 21 CFR Part 123 Fish and Fishery Product
CAC/RCP 1-1969, Rev. 4-2003 Recommended Internal Code of Practice General Principles of Food Hygiene
CAC/RCP 8-1976 Code of Practice for the Processing and Handling of Quick Frozen Foods
CAC/RCP 23-1979 Code of Hygienic Practice for Low and Acidified Low-Acid Canned Foods
CAC/RCP 52-2003 Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products
CAC/RCP 60-2005 Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Inorganic Tin Contamination in Canned Foods
CAC/GL 21-1997 Principles and Guidelines for the Establishment and Application of Food Microbiological Criteria Related to Foods
CAC/GL 24-1997 General Guidelines for Use of the Term “HALAL”
CAC/GL 30-1999 Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk Assessment
CAC/GL 69-2008 Guidelines for the Validation of Food Safety Control Measures
CFSAN 4th Edition Fish & Fishery Products Hazard & Control Guidance
CODEX STAN 1-1985 (Rev 1-1991) General Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged Food
EC No. 853/2004 Implementation of Certain Provisions on the Hygiene of Food of Animal Origin
EC No. 852/2004 Regulation on the Hygiene of Food Stuffs
EC No. 2073/2005 Commission Regulation on Microbiological Criteria for Food Stuffs
HK Special Administrative Regulation (2004) Labeling Guidelines on Food Allergens, Food Additives, and Date Format
Joint FAO/WHO 2009 Benefits and Risk of the Use of Chlorine-Containing Disinfectants in Food Production and Food Processing
JETRO Food Sanitation Act (2010) Japan External Trade Organization – Specifications and Standards for Food, Food Additives, etc.
Mission and Vision
MISSION STATEMENT - Phil-Union Frozen Foods Inc. and its partners are dedicated to produce sustainably-sourced, sustainably-produced, safe, and high quality seafood products to its customers.
VISION STATEMENT - To be a reliable partner to our suppliers, customers, and the fishing industry as a whole and to offer a safe working environment with ample opportunity for personal and professional development in an effective organization.
To be the leader or the major supplier of seafood products in Asia through sustainable fishery and aquaculture products.
INTEGRITY - We do the right thing.
ACCOUNTABILITY - We take responsibilities.
DISCIPLINE - We go by the rules.
TEAMWORK - What we do, we do it as a team.
COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMERS - We value you.
Food Safety and Quality Management Policy
Phil-Union Frozen Foods Inc. (PUFFI) is committed to manufacture safe and best quality pasteurized crabmeat and vacuum-packed fresh frozen tuna in accordance to applicable local and international standards and ensure compliance to customers; based on applicable legal and statutory requirements.
The Top Management is committed to provide necessary resources to produce the best quality and safe pasteurized crabmeat and vacuum-packed fresh frozen tuna to its customers.
With system improvements as goal, PUFFI essentially maintains a highly competent, highly efficient, motivated, and God-centered manpower to guarantee effective planning, compliance, communication, implementation, and enhancement of PUFFI’s food safety and quality assured processes from the identification of regulatory and customer standards and requirements, procurement of good quality raw materials, design, development and realization of product processes at a cost competitive in the market.