The food distributor in Singapore has managed to strike a deal with a supplier in Thailand to import 10 times more chicken, according to Shin Min Daily News.
This comes in the wake of Malaysia’s ban on chicken exports, which came into effect on 1 June, with some being concerned about the supply of chicken in Singapore, because one-third of Singapore’s chicken supplies come from Malaysia.
A local food distributor, CS Tay, is the only distributor authorised to sell chilled chicken from Thailand, as reported by SMDN/
Marc Tay, the executive director of the company, said that he managed to strike a deal that will allow him to import 10 times more chickens at any time, an increase of up to 75,000 packs of chilled chicken parts weekly.
Chilled chickens taste just like fresh chickens and have not gone through any freezing processes.
Tay told the Chinese paper that CS Tay has been supplying chilled Thai chicken from S-Pure to Singapore since last July.
He added that their products are known for their high-quality chickens and is apparently popular in Hong Kong and Thailand.
The import of chilled poultry into Singapore from Thailand was only allowed in November 2020, allowing Tay to start his imports.
His company was initially only importing 8,000 packs of chilled chicken parts a week, and after negotiations with the supplier, he can not import 75,000 packs a week, almost 10 times more.
The chickens are currently stored in Isetan and some Cold Storage outlets, and will be made available at all Cold Storage and Giant supermarkets, as well as at some NTUC outlets as the ban kicks into effect.