"During the pandemic that has protracted since the past 1.5 years, a 1.17-percent increase was observed in the public’s inclination to shop for frozen food," the food department's spokesperson, Suharini Eliawati, remarked at a discussion on chicken meat reseller opportunities here, Thursday.
Eliawati noted that 1.17 percent or 2,775,900 of Jakarta’s households were keen to buy frozen foodstuffs, including chicken meat, during the pandemic.
Hence, she expected small and micro enterprises (MSEs) in Jakarta, especially those under the food department's mentorship, to contemplate on these business opportunities.
Currently, Eliawati revealed that Jakarta's KPKP office had about 18,700 mentorships segregated into cultivation, processing, and infrastructure facilities with the potential to start a reseller business.
"We need to boost economic growth because we cannot deny that the pandemic has resulted in job losses," she remarked.
The spokesperson noted that during a discussion with Jakarta entrepreneurs (Jakpreneur), the food department also featured one of the mentored businesses -- William Darma Saputra's chicken cutting business -- at the Rawa Kepiting Slaughterhouse, East Jakarta.
Moreover, the discussion was expected to became a meeting platform for prospective small and micro-entrepreneurs and business players, according to Eliawati.
Meanwhile, Jakarta's head of Animal Health and Animal Husbandry Service Center Renova Ida Siahaan stated that Jakarta had nine slaughterhouses, of which six were poultry slaughterhouses.
Siahaan remarked that the poultry abattoirs had implemented foster mechanisms that were safe, healthy, intact, and halal-friendly (ASUH).
"If you pick ASUH chicken meat from the abattoir, the quality is guaranteed, as it has undergone a long, monitored process and been supervised by veterinarians," she emphasized.
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