The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has recently approved Indonesia as the latest country to be allowed to export its eggs to Singapore.
As a country which depends almost entirely on external sources of food supply, Singapore has been expanding its network of suppliers in recent years to ensure steady supply to the country.
With the addition of Indonesia, the total number of accredited countries to export eggs to Singapore have now grown to 18 from just 12 in 2019. In December last year, Singapore approved the import of chicken eggs from Brunei.
Sustainability and Environment Minister Grace Fu mentioned worldwide egg shortage due to avian flu, supply chain issues and the rising costs of chicken feed as examples of possible supply disruptions to the country’s egg supply, as such Singapore needs to further expand on its supply sources.
Presently the country imports 70% of its national egg demand while the remainder is supplied via domestic farms. The country aims to increase domestic supply to 50% in the near future with the completion of its 4th egg farm.