Monday, 8th December 2008
Singapore has suspended the import and sale of all pork and pork products from Ireland. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority's (AVA) decision comes after the Irish government recalled all Irish pork products following the presence of dioxins in samples tested by Irish authorities. Dioxins are environmental contaminants. Singapore importers and retailers have been instructed to recall the products from the market immediately. Consumers who have bought pork products from Ireland were advised to discard them. According to AVA, Singapore import about 200 Metric Tonnes of Irish pork a month.