N&N Agriculture Farm eggs suspended, antibiotic residues

23-07-2010 | | |

Singapore’s food safety watchdog has suspended the sale of eggs produced by a local farm N&N Agriculture Farm. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said it found residues of an antibiotic called doxycycline in the eggs.

The move comes after a routine surveillance tests on local poultry farms.

All eggs produced on the farm will be destroyed under AVA‘s supervision. The suspension will remain in place and only be lifted when AVA is satisfied that the farm has fully complied with AVA’s requirements.

Supermarkets and other retailers have started to take the eggs off the shelf.

AVA said those who may have consumed N & N eggs recently need not be alarmed. It said the levels of doxycycline in the eggs that tested positive were low and will not have any adverse health effect unless consumed over a prolonged period. But, consumers who have bought N&N eggs are advised not to consume them.

N&N Agriculture Farm produces about 9% of Singapore’s total egg supply. AVA said there will not be any impact on the supply of eggs. Eggs from other local farms and accredited farms in Malaysia can easily make up for any shortfall.

Source: Channel News Asia

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