Banana chips, canned tuna, spices, coconut, dried mango and seasonings are some of the Philippine food products that had attracted foreign buyers during the recent Anuga international food and beverage fair in Germany.
The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) reported that most of the foreign buyers prefer Philippine foods because of their good quality, taste, texture and natural color.
CITEM said price was not really an issue as the quality of the products was what important to them. However, Philippine food products were a little bit expensive compared to other Asian food products.
Foreign buyers were also interested in other Philippine food products such as fresh fruits like mango, banana and pineapple, pangasius, tilapia and avocado powder.
“The packaging design should not be so colorful because it makes them look cheap, while the materials of the packaging should be eco-friendly, the most acceptable packaging in Europe and in other countries as well since most countries prefer natural, organic, and healthy products,” says CITEM.