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S'pore doesn't import meat from 21 Brazilian facilities linked to scandal: AVA

Singapore does not import any meat from the 21 Brazilian meat-processing establishments that have been placed under "a special surveillance regime" there, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said yesterday.

"None of them is approved to export to Singapore," it said.

The scandal that broke last Friday involved several meat producers, including one of the world's largest, ...more

AVA fully lifts sales ban on 12 fish farms

All 12 fish farms in Singapore that were affected in January by an oil spill from Johor can now resume sale of their seafood, including fish, crustaceans and molluscs.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said yesterday that clean-up operations at the farms along the East Johor Strait have been completed.

The AVA had earlier partially lifted the sales suspension for just ...more

Poultry, egg supply safe from bird flu: AVA

The H5N1 bird flu outbreak in a village in the Malaysian state of Kelantan has not affected Singapore's poultry and egg supply, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) yesterday. The outbreak was reported on Wednesday.

The AVA said that Singapore permits poultry and eggs from disease-free zones in five Malaysian states only - Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Perak.

The ...more

Turning soya bean waste into packaging

Once dismissed as food waste doomed for the landfills, soya bean residue has now been harnessed by local researchers and turned into a raw material to create biodegradable packaging.

A team led by Professor William Chen, director of the Food Science and Technology Programme at the Nanyang Technological University, has found a new way to extract cellulose from soya bean residue, also known ...more

From a humble sauces business to a global F&B firm


"EVERYBODY has got a story to tell because life journeys are never easy," says Jocelyn Chng, chief executive of JR Group. The company, formerly JR Foodstuff, is behind Singapore's first vending machine cafe launched last August.

Located at a Housing Board void deck in Sengkang, the VendCafe features vending machines that can dispense hot meals, drinks and desserts around ...more

Plans to transform farms in S'pore

"Frog princess" Chelsea Wan, 33, is a second-generation farmer who plans to take big leaps to make farming a sustainable option in Singapore, which dedicates just 1 per cent of its land area to this sector.

No more is Ms Wan content with just selling frog legs. Rather, she is looking to diversify by selling more frog parts, like ovary ducts.

Some may groan at the thought of it, ...more

FairPrice steadfast in support of local products

We thank Mr Jeffrey Law Lee Beng (Do more to promote local products; Feb 23) for his compliments on FairPrice's Suppliers Support and Development Programme (SSDP) that supports local businesses and produce.

FairPrice recognises the contribution of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the overall growth of our economy.

We appreciate the challenges faced by SMEs, especially ...more

Local firm's Brunei fish farm to help boost food security

In a boost for Singapore's food security, local company Apollo Aquaculture Group will be setting up a high-tech farm in Brunei in a joint venture.

Mr Eric Ng, 44, group chief executive officer of Apollo Aquaculture Group, said the vertical fish-farming system will be remotely controlled and monitored from Apollo Aqua- culture's farm in Singapore.

With underwater sensors to measure ...more

Increasing choices for the dining table

Poultry supplier KSB Distribution invests about 3 to 5 per cent of its revenue almost every year to upgrade its technology and machinery as part of efforts to stay at the cutting edge.

The company has also been innovating and expanding its range of offerings over the years, in order to keep ahead.

"People see this as a sunset industry," said director Steven Tan.

"But we ...more

Coastal fish farmers struggle to stay afloat in choppy waters

Over the past five years, Singapore's fish farmers have seen an oil spill and two harmful algae blooms killing off their fish.

It has been one unfortunate event after another, and fish farmers told The Straits Times that they are uncertain about the future of coastal fish farming here.

"There's this sense of nervousness about how much fish we should farm. Fish farming, being what ...more

Qian Hu looks for a bite of bigger edible fish pie


ORNAMENTAL fish service provider Qian Hu Corporation is planning to diversify into edible fish farming in China. The group announced this on Thursday as it posted a fourth-quarter profit of S$36,000, a reversal from its loss of S$198,000 a year ago.

The edible fish market will be a bigger ocean for the group compared to the ornamental fish market, said its executive chairman ...more

Consumer staples sector reigned in 2016


WITHIN the Straits Times Index (STI), Singapore's consumer staples sector proved to be the strongest performing sector.

Beyond the 30 stocks of the STI, the segment was also the strongest within the entire Singapore stock market, said a Singapore Exchange (SGX) report.

Materials and information technology which generated capitalisation-weighted total returns of ...more