21 Jun '11, 4am

S'poreans urged to buy local produce

S'poreans urged to buy local produce

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has urged consumers to complement the government's efforts and support the local farming industry by buying local produce. AVA's CEO Tan Poh Hong said support from consumers for local produce, such as eggs, will help spur local farms to increase their production to meet bigger demand. This she said will in turn ensure the sustainability of local farms. AVA said consumers are assured of the quality and freshness of local produce, a result of the stringent production and quality control procedures local farms adhere to, as well as the short delivery time from farm to retail outlets. And the quality of eggs produced by local chicken layer farms is assured under AVA's Singapore Quality Egg Scheme (SQES). This voluntary quality assurance scheme was first introduced in 1999. All three local chicken layer farms are currently r...

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