Singapore to import more chicken from sources beyond Malaysia in the coming weeks

The sources include Thailand, Australia, Brazil, and the US.

Kassandra Kasman

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Published: 6 June 2022, 5:04 PM

Singapore’s chicken supply will remain stable as more chicken will be imported from alternative sources such as Thailand and Brazil in the coming weeks, announced Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Desmond Tan on Saturday (Jun 4).

Since Malaysia’s chicken ban on Jun 1, the Singapore Food Agency has been working closely with importers and distributors beyond Malaysia to maintain Singapore’s chicken supply.

To ensure the stability of chicken supplies, more chilled chicken from Australia and Thailand as well as frozen chicken from Brazil and the US will be coming in the next few weeks.

“One of our food distributors has also secured a deal to increase the import of chilled chickens from Thailand by up to 10 times,” said Mr Tan.

He also visited a few supermarkets and noted that it was all “well-stocked with chicken” of different variations — chilled, frozen, whole and parts, raw and ready-to-eat.

Mr TanHe also assured Singaporeans that “there is an adequate supply of chicken for everyone if we continue to do our purchases normally”.

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