The supply of freshly slaughtered pork suffered a temporary disruption starting Apr 23 as the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) halted the import of live pigs from Pulau Bulan in Indonesia after African swine fever was detected in some pig carcasses from a consignment of livestock.
SFA worked with the abattoir to sanitise the premises and surrounding environment.
Investigations at the Pulau Bulan farm are ongoing but the supply of freshly slaughtered pork has resumed, said Dr Koh.
“Thanks to the industry and stallholders for their resilience during this period by adapting to alternative pork options such as chilled or frozen,” he said.
“I would also like to thank Singaporeans for reacting calmly to this temporary disruption of our freshly slaughtered pork supply.”