The State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine (SFGCU) is launching flour production at four of its own enterprises to cover demand on the domestic market during the quarantine period.
“SFGCU is ready to work on ensuring the country’s food security during the quarantine period amid the fight against COVID-19. As early as this week, the SFGCU will start flour production at four of its capacities in Zhytomyr, Lviv, Sumy and Ternopil regions to cover current demand on the domestic market,” the company press service reports.
In April, the corporation plans to produce about 15,000 tons of finished products, the statement says.
The press service said that the corporation’s assets included 10 flourmills in seven regions of Ukraine with a total production capacity of 1,000 tons of finished products per day. If necessary, SFGCU is ready to simultaneously launch production at all capacities available.
Stocks of food wheat at SFGCU silos stand at over 100,000 tons, which is sufficient to ensure maximum load at all mills for three months, that is, before the start of grain supplies from a new crop, which has already been partially purchased as part of our forward program, that’s according to SFGCU’s commercial director Ivan Mashchenko. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)