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Where’d you get that pork?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on February 7, 2008

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is considering applications from slaughterhouses in both countries to sell frozen pork here, part of a government plan to diversify the country’s food supply.

Recent outbreaks such as bird flu, along with the wide-reaching fallout of climate change, have prompted AVA to look further afield for food supplies, said spokesman Goh Shih Yong.

‘We believe in taking no chances. Food safety is of paramount importance,’ he said.

In 2006, for example, the export of frozen raw chicken from Thailand and China was suspended because of a bird flu outbreak.

Similar scares have prompted AVA to look to meat producers in South America. (story)

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