S'pore Food Agency on Wuhan virus: S'pore does not import livestock or raw meat from China

The agency also suggests some food safety measures.

Zhangxin Zheng | January 28, 2020, 11:25 PM

Many Singaporeans are concerned about the novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China.

One of the concerns raised was whether food safety in Singapore will be compromised as the virus had spread to 30 out of the 31 provinces in China.

Food safety in Singapore not affected

In a Facebook post on Jan. 28, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) wrote that Singapore does not import livestock or raw meat from China.

There is also no evidence that the coronavirus is associated with the consumption of food so far, the agency added.

Having said that, SFA reminds Singaporeans to adopt good food hygiene and food safety practices during this period.

Good food safety practices

Some of the recommended practices include consuming fully cooked food, especially for meat, poultry, eggs and seafood.

When barbecuing meat, one should be mindful of where the cooked meat is kept and not mix it with raw meat to avoid cross-contamination.

Raw food should be kept in tightly-wrapped plastic bags or covered containers in the fridge.

Fruits and vegetables should be washed and soaked prior to consumption.

Singaporeans are once again reminded to wash their hands frequently, as well as to cover their mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing.

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Top photo collage via CGTN’s YouTube and SFA's Facebook.