Meat-processing plant opens in MoBay

////Meat-processing plant opens in MoBay

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited Group (CPJ), on Friday (February 15), officially launched operations at its newest meat processing plant, situated at Montego Freeport, Montego Bay in St James.

The facility was officially opened during a ceremony held at the complex attended by several officials headed by Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Roger Clarke.

The plant, which costs approximately US$4 million, is expected to provide employment for some 43 persons.

CPJ Executive Chairman, Mark Hart, highlighting the increased demand for high-quality meat products locally, indicated that the company is moving to see how best these needs can be fulfilled.

“We have developed and will be rolling out products for the retail market,” Hart said adding that the company plans to tap into several overseas markets.

Clarke, in welcoming the facility’s opening, commended CPJ on the extent of its investment, citing it as a strong display of confidence in Jamaica

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The Jamaica Observer

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