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Filipino Store?

Filipino Stores

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Where to Buy Skyflakes Crackers?

Question that came in:

Where can I buy Filipino Skyflakes crackers?

Answer:

That’s simple. Amazon… Amazon dotcom’s online grocery store sells a whole lot of Filipino food, including Skyflakes saltines, even the new (relatively new) condensada flavor.

Skyflakes are also available at the Fil Am Store, and sometimes on World of Snacks.

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Worker’s Fingers Amputated at Ramar Foods

This is a summary of an investigation conducted by the United States Department of Labor. Details:

Company investigated: Ramar International Corporation (Ramar Foods)
Union Status: Non-Union
539 Garcia Avenue, Suite E
Pittsburg, CA 94565
SIC: 2011/Meat Packing Plants
NAICS: 311611/Animal Slaughtering
Mailing Address: 1101 Railroad Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94565


Accident Investigation Summary:

Employee’s Fingers Are Amputated By Meat Cutter

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 16, 2009, Employee #1 was cutting frozen meat with a band saw blade meat cutter. The frozen meat slipped from the blade. Employee #1 did not turn off the machine when he was repositioning the meat. His left pinky finger and ring finger were amputated when they struck the moving blade. He was treated at the Sutter Delta Hospital and hospitalized at California Pacific Hospital, to have the amputated fingers reattached.

Initial Penalty $4,385 $5,810 $10,195
Current Penalty $2,250 $375 $2,625

Summary Nr: 202507083
Inspection: 311073308

Ramar International Corporation (Ramar Foods)

Degree: Hospitalized Injury
Nature: Amputation

Keywords: meat, ramar foods, amputated, amputation, food preparation, bandsaw, finger, meat slicing machine, unguarded, meats, no safety, unsafe, butchers, meat slicers, meat cutters

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Ramar Foods Suspended by USDA

QUARTERLY ENFORCEMENT REPORT
July through September 30, 2016

United States Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service

RAMAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
17480A M17480A P PITTSBURG, CA

Suspension in Effect: April 29, 2016

Basis for Suspension: Sanitation performance standards (SPS)

Closure Action: Letter of Warning 08/11/16


M17480A+P17480 A
Ramar International Corporation
335 Central Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 432-4267
6/12/2015
Meat Processing, Poultry Processing


PREVIOUS USDA ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AGAINST RAMAR


Suspension in Effect: March 12, 2013
Basis for Action: SSOP

Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure


NOIE 9/29/2006

Bases for Action: SSOP, HACCP, SPS

Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control
Sanitation Peformance Standards


FSIS inspects products produced in over 6,000 meat, poultry, and egg product plants.


USFDA 05/10/16 Foodborne Biological Hazards

USFDA 04/15/11 Foodborne Biological Hazards

USFDA 06/09/10 Foodborne Biological Hazards

USFDA 06/09/10 Food Composition, Standards, Labeling and Economics

USFDA 12/02/08 Foodborne Biological Hazards


* Note that Ramar Foods is the same company as Orientex Foods International (Orientex Lumpia).

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Pampanga’s Best


Note that the Philippine brand PAMPANGA’S BEST is not the one of the OMGpeke company in the USA.

The ORIGINAL Pampanga’s Best has been in in business in the Philippines since 1967.
 

How to tell the difference between the original Pampanga’s Best from the Philippines vs. the OMGpeke of the United States?

 
The authentic Pampanga’s Best in the Philippines has an image of the founder Lolita Hizon on the packaging. The knockoff Pampanga’s Best in the United States does not.

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Ramar Foods Suspended by USDA — Yet Again!

QUARTERLY ENFORCEMENT REPORT
January through March 31, 2017

United States Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service

RAMAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
17480A M17480A P PITTSBURG, CA

Suspension in Effect: February 27, 2017

Basis for Suspension: Violations that include Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure (SSOP)

In Abeyance: March 1, 2017

Closure Action: Letter of Warning 06/8/17


M17480A+P17480 A
Ramar International Corporation
335 Central Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 432-4267
6/12/2015
Meat Processing, Poultry Processing


PREVIOUS USDA ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AGAINST RAMAR


Suspension in Effect: April 29, 2016

Basis for Suspension: Sanitation performance standards (SPS)

Closure Action: Letter of Warning 08/11/16


Suspension in Effect: March 12, 2013
Basis for Action: SSOP

Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure


NOIE 9/29/2006

Bases for Action: SSOP, HACCP, SPS

Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control
Sanitation Peformance Standards


FSIS inspects products produced in over 6,000 meat, poultry, and egg product plants.


USFDA 05/10/16 Foodborne Biological Hazards

USFDA 04/15/11 Foodborne Biological Hazards

USFDA 06/09/10 Foodborne Biological Hazards

USFDA 06/09/10 Food Composition, Standards, Labeling and Economics

USFDA 12/02/08 Foodborne Biological Hazards


* Note that Ramar Foods is the same company as Orientex Foods International (Orientex Lumpia).

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Boycott Magnolia Skinless Sweet Hamonado Longganisa!

Magnolia – Skinless Sweet Hamonado (Longanisa) in the United States

We urge American consumers to BOYCOTT this longganisa product of Ramar Foods!

Despite the familiar white-on-blue oval Magnolia logo on the packaging, this is NOT from the company that Filipinos grew up with in the Philippines.

There is NO licensing agreement between Ramar Foods and San Miguel for use of the Magnolia name and logo.

What? Yes, you are reading that right. Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. There is NO cooperation between Ramar and San Miguel.

The USA company Ramar Foods registered the name and logo that San Miguel created and developed in the Philippines. It’s an infamous case of trademark squatting and brand piracy — the type that U.S. companies are always accusing China of doing.

Many “Filipino” stores in the United States, particularly New Jersey, have been passing off Ramar’s “Magnolia” meats and ice cream as authentic goods from the Philippines. They group the knockoffs together with the genuine items.

You cannot blame consumers for ignorance in this case. Because would it occur to Philippine-born Filipinos that the product they see with the exact same logo they saw growing up would belong to a company NOT affiliated with San Miguel?

That is why we real Filipinos need to inform our fellow kababayans… If you want to make sure of the origin, check the label. If it does not mention the San Miguel Corporation, then it is not what we grew up with. It’s made by the OMGpeke company.

Tangkilikin ang sariling atin! Tingnan ang label at huwag suportahan ang mga namimirata sa tatak ng Pilipinas!


Barcode: 0011547167002 (EAN / EAN-13) 011547167002 (UPC / UPC-A)

Ingredients list: Pork, sugar, water, salt, garlic, soy protein concentrate, beet powder, oleoresin paprika, spices sodium nitrite.

Additives: E250 – Sodium nitrite


United States Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service

RAMAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Suspension in Effect: April 29, 2016

Basis for Suspension: Sanitation performance standards (SPS)