Guys, we have enough chicken

To mitigate Malaysia’s short-term chicken export ban, Singapore is getting chilled chicken from Australia and Thailand, as well as frozen chicken from sources like Brazil and the United States in the coming weeks.

Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Desmond Tan announced the impending arrival of more chicken in a Facebook video on June 4, 2022.

He noted that the supply remains stable thanks to to the quick response of importers, distributors and supermarkets, working with the Singapore Food Agency.

Supermarkets are also well-stocked with various forms of chicken — whole and parts, raw and ready-to-eat, frozen and processed and chilled, he added.

“We will continue to face disruptions in our food supply from time to time. We may not fully mitigate these disruptions, but I’m confident that we can get through these occasional disruptions by working together closely,” he concluded.

You can watch the video here.

In other news, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong also took to Facebook to assure Singaporeans of our stable chicken supply and the importance of diversifying import sources, while having chicken rice for lunch at Yew Tee Point Koufu foodcourt.

“So long as we continue to diversify our import sources and work closely together, we will be able to get through the occasional disruptions in our food supply,” he said.

Cover photo credit: Desmond Tan Facebook page