21 Jun '11, 10pm

Buy locally-produced eggs, fish and veggies, AVA urges

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, as Singapore looks to boost its self-sufficiency levels for certain produce. Chief executive officer 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 and, in turn, ensure the sustainability of local farms. Consumers can be assured of the quality of local produce, thanks to the stringent production and quality control procedures local farms adhere to as well as the short delivery time from farm to retail outlets, said AVA. In particular, the quality of eggs produced by local chicken layer farms is assured under AVA's Singapore Quality Egg Scheme (SQES). Introduced in 1990, the voluntary quality ass...

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