Dear A.S.S. Editor
The AVA has issued a statement saying that eggs in Singapore are free from insecticide fipronil and are safe for consumption. This comes amidst reports that indicated Singapore is also affected by the Europe tainted egg scandal.
It was reported by a German news agency that eggs contaminated with fipronil had been found in 40 countries, including 24 of the 28 European union member states. AVA stressed that Singapore was only affected because the contaminated eggs were sold to shipping companies, some of which were from Singapore. The eggs were meant for the shipping crews’ consumption.
None of the contaminated eggs were sold and distributed in Singapore, and AVA has advised the shipping companies to discard the eggs. Singapore’s eggs supply mainly comes from Malaysia or from local hen farms.