SINGAPORE: The meat scandal in Brazil where two companies are being investigated over allegations of tainted meat is a “localised problem” and does not affect exports to Singapore, Brazil’s ambassador to Singapore Flavio Damico told Channel NewsAsia on Monday (Mar 20).
It exports meat products to more than 150 countries, and its main markets include Singapore, China and Japan.
The government has moved to allay fears that its meat products are fit for consumption.
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore said in a statement that Singapore does not import meat from the Brazilian processing plants in the scandal.
From the information I have presently, none of these plants export meat to Singapore.”
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Singapore does not import meat from affected establishments in Brazil meat scandal: AVA, Singapore News & Top Stories
Said the AVA: “Meat and meat products can only be imported into Singapore from AVA accredited sources.”
SINGAPORE – Singapore does not import any meat from the 21 Brazilian meat processing establishments which have been placed under a special surveillance regime amid an investigation into possible corruption involving major meat exporters, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA).
“None of them are approved to export to Singapore,” AVA added in a statement on Monday (March 20).
He noted that the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) only approves certain processing plants within these companies.
AVA has stepped up surveillance of imported meat and meat products from Brazil, and is “monitoring the situation closely”, while liaising with Brazilian authorities for more details, it said.
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