Malaysia previously announced their ban on exports of chickens on 1 June, citing a shortage of supply for their own use.
However, they have since announced that they will be lifting their export ban on chickens, with effect from 11 October onwards.
The Singapore Food Agency confirmed the news on 9 October, according to Straits Times, saying that they have been officially notified by the Malaysian Department of Veterinary Services.
SFA is welcoming the move to lift the ban, and they are presently seeking clarification from their Malaysian counterparts on the details.
They added that live chicken broiler imports, which are chickens that are bred and raised for the purpose of meat production, can be resumed being imported from Malaysia to Singapore.
Despite the lifting of the ban, SFA added that they will continue to get Singapore’s chickens from a myriad of different sources.
They said that this will help to reduce the risk of supply disruptions, saying “Singapore will continue to face disruptions in our food supply from time to time, due to external factors.”
Ever since the ban from Malaysia began, Singapore has been importing fresh and frozen chickens from countries such as Thailand, the US and Australia.