AVA: BAK KWA SOLD IN S’PORE DO NOT CONTAIN PRC RAT, FOX OR MINK MEAT

FOOD ALERT – BAK-KWA IMPORTS IN SINGAPORE

We are aware of email messages which claim that most bak-kwa (barbecued pork) sold in Singapore is from China and may contain rat, fox and mink flesh.

We would like to assure the public that the majority of bak-kwa sold in Singapore is produced locally from raw pork sourced from countries such as Australia, Brazil and Spain. A small percentage (<5%) is sourced from two establishments in China that are approved to export semi-processed frozen sliced pork (heat-treated) to Singapore. We conduct regular authenticity tests on all imported meat products. So far, imported meat products, including those from China, have passed our authenticity tests. All imported meat consignments are required to be accompanied with health certificates duly endorsed by the overseas competent authority. There are also no establishments in Malaysia approved to export barbecued pork to Singapore.

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