Friday, 8 September 2017

Tainted eggs not sold in Singapore; egg supply safe for consumption: AVA

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The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) reiterated that eggs in Singapore are safe for consumption, in the wake of recent reports that named Singapore as one of the countries affected by a scandal involving eggs tainted with insecticide in Europe.

"We have verified with the Singapore shipping companies that the eggs were meant for their shipping crews' consumption. The eggs are not distributed or sold in Singapore. We have advised the shipping companies to discard any remaining eggs and not to consume them."

AVA added that it has tested locally produced and imported eggs, as well as samples of egg products and poultry from Europe, and found them free of the insecticide fipronil.

The agency reiterated that Singapore's egg supply comes from local and Malaysian hen farms, and are regularly inspected.


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