Bahrain ‘well stocked’ on Ramadan foods
Manama, August 1, 2011
Bahrain is well stocked up on food as Ramadan gets underway, said officials, adding that a survey on subsidised foodstuff companies, hypermarkets and hotels has shown remarkable business activity.
The survey showed the Bahrain Flour Mills Company was operating at full capacity, maintaining 48,000 tonnes of grain - enough for at least six months, according to the Industry and Commerce Ministry.
A capacity 350 cartons of eggs per day is being produced by the General Poultry Company, with production increasing up to 420 cartons by the end of Ramadan, it added.
Delmon Poultry Company is also operating to full capacity, producing 27,000kg of fresh chicken. There is also a stock of frozen chicken no less than 50,000kg, in addition to chicken imports from all over the world.
Meanwhile, it said around 1,200 'frozen sheep' are imported daily, with average daily consumption on normal days between 2,300 and 2,500 in addition to 300 to 350 Pakistani cattle and up to 3,200 cattle imported from Australia.
There are around 22,000 sheep and 500 cattle in local enclosures, the report added.
Operation is round the clock at Awal Dairy Company, with large quantities of milk and dairy products supplied to all shops, cold stores and hypermarkets in Bahrain.
There is also enough rice for the next eight months, wheat for around six months and sugar for four months.
Restaurants are said to have witnessed growing numbers of customers during weekends, with shopping malls also reporting up to 50,000 visitors on weekends, added the report. – TradeArabia News Service