Singapore to import eggs from Türkiye following SFA’s approval

Singapore exports about 70 per cent of its eggs, with the majority coming from Malaysia.

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Published: 12 September 2023, 11:31 AM

Consumers in Singapore can soon buy eggs imported from Türkiye, following the Singapore Food Agency’s (SFA) approval on Friday (Sep 8).

The move brings the number of countries and regions accredited to export hen shell eggs to Singapore to 19, up from 12 in 2019.

READ: 5 things about Singapore’s eggs sources

As Singapore endeavours to bolster its food security, the SFA emphasised that no nation is immune to the uncertainties surrounding the global food supply.

“The worldwide egg shortage situation has been the result of an unprecedented avian flu outbreak, supply chain issues, and the rising costs of feed and fuel.”

Earlier in April, Indonesia was also given the green light to export eggs to Singapore.

Singapore imports 70 per cent of its eggs, with the majority coming from Malaysia. The rest are imported from countries such as Spain, Australia, Poland, Japan and Korea.

Singapore also has three egg farms – Seng Choon Farm, Chew’s Agriculture and N&N Agriculture which accounts for 30 per cent of eggs consumed in the country.

The SFA shared that local egg production “will be able to meet about half of Singapore’s demand for eggs” when the fourth egg farm begins operations in 2024.

To be accredited, countries exporting fresh and processed eggs to Singapore must fulfil all veterinary conditions and have a valid veterinary health certificate.

Only eggs and poultry from Avian Influenza-free regions can be imported and the consignment of fresh eggs must be derived from a single farm.

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