The company had to throw away 250,000 eggs that were imported from Thailand 2 weeks ago. :(View Single Post 17-06-2020, 05:38 PM #12: Cut_throat. According to Mothership.sg, the lack of Hari Raya celebrations resulted in a drop in demand for eggs. Although they were stored in chillers, they still went bad. Here Are SIMPLE Ways To Differentiate Them. All rights reserved. According to a report by Mothership, the manager of Kim Hock Egg Distributor recently reported, “We had to throw away 250,000 eggs imported from Thailand two weeks ago, as reluctant as we were,” due to the unfavorable mix of Singapore’s oversupply of eggs and the sharp drop in demand for the poultry product. Well, the fact that over the past two months, supermarket shelves are still stocked seems to be a positive sign. All Rights Reserved. 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But if that’s not enough for you, here’s another sign: In April, the prices of eggs rose, mainly because of border restrictions due to Covid-19. Let us know in the comments below. image via Joshua Lee. WTF? They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. Share gift link below with your friends and family. container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails', Fortunately (for consumers), it’s a momentary rise and the prices of eggs are now falling. The effort followed a bilateral trade agreement between the two countries to maintain an openness of trade with each other. Included in his list were SG Food Rescue, Free Food for All, and The Food Bank Singapore. "On the outside, the eggs looked nice, but when customers cracked open the eggs, some of them were black. Kim Hock Eggs Merchant had to discard 250,000 imported eggs last month when customers and supermarkets complained that the eggs had gone bad. Since the end of May, N & N Agriculture had to cuts its egg imports from Malaysia by 30 per cent, from 10 million eggs to seven million a month. The gift link for this subscriber-only article has expired. The company also had 500,000 egg-hatching hens on its 13ha farm in Lim Chu Kang. Not to mention that they are also much cheaper, which is apparently rare as fresh products like eggs seldom have turbulent prices. But when sales dropped last month, the supply, which came from two countries in South-east Asia, took two to three weeks to move. A collection of vintage Star Wars toys found in bin bags in a garage has fetched more than £250,000 at auction. Farmers and distributors have also been cutting supply. The wild swing from deficit to surplus – known in logistics circles as the bullwhip effect – has highlighted the susceptibility of supply chains to such shocks. 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Remember how we wrote about some restaurants being caught flat-footed by the surprise Phase 2 announcement? While many argued that the food could have been given to the poor and the needy, one hinted at Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing’s recent Facebook post where he publicly acclaimed the nation’s first shipment of eggs from Poland. Bad idea.” Zlatan Ibrahimović Tests Positive For Covid-19, “Covid-19 is just a rebranding of a common cold” M’sian Roasted On Twitter After Making Bold Claims, #PoliticiansPuncaVirus: 600 Young Students Subjected To Covid-19 Test Just Because Of One Politician, PKP 2.0 Trends At No.1 On Twitter As M’sians Fear Return of MCO Due To Rising Number Of Cases, Popular Shah Alam Restaurant Posts Discriminating Sign Prohibiting Rohingyans From Entering, We Asked Malaysian Youths Their Honest Opinion On Syed Saddiq’s New Party MUDA. Oversupply Eggs From Imports, 250,000 eggs Thrown Away. Hawkers, who used to use around 300 eggs a day, now uses around 60 due to lesser customers. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. (Watch till the end!) Also Read: Good Eggs Or Bad Ones? 79-year-old Mr Goh has been frank on social media about the health issues he faces. With the earlier egg prices rose in April due to shortage of supply and border restrictions which were imposed earlier due to Covid-19. Former Alexa Engineer Creates App That Uses AI To Translate Your Cat’s Meows! Our neighbour country Singapore is facing an oversupply of eggs. Several members of the online community questioned why the eggs were not given to the underprivileged instead. The company's manager, Mr Bernard Ong, said pre-circuit breaker, it sold each batch of eggs within two days of receiving them. "But hopefully demand will increase and supply will stabilise by the end of the month. 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While many argued that the food could have been given to the poor and the needy, one hinted at Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing’s recent Facebook post where he publicly acclaimed the nation’s first shipment of eggs from Poland. Netizen Daniel Tay, on the other hand, took a more straight-forward approach and wrote, “Seriously? Had to throw away 250,000 eggs Kim Hock Egg Distributor's manager shared that their sales had fallen by around half during the last couple of months during the outbreak. Watch: Get Rid of Dust From Your Stand Fan Without Dismantling It With Just 3 Easy Steps! Back then, the authorities came out to assure Singaporeans that they’ll never let food supplies dry up. Mr Ong said each tray of 30 eggs now costs around $4, down from around $5 previously. Here’s How 2020 Has Changed These 5 Industries In Malaysia & Why We’re All For It! And because Hari Raya happened during the pseudo-lockdown, where celebratory gatherings are not possible, the demand for eggs dropped even more. Not only that, eggs imported in May are being at a loss, and 250,000 eggs imported from Thailand were thrown away unwillingly, according to the report. We wonder if this has anything to do with all that panic buying? Included in his list were SG Food Rescue, Free Food for All, and The Food Bank Singapore. However, the diversification of imports coupled with the significant drop in egg consumption has created a problem within the nation, as seen in instances such as Kim Hock Egg Distributor’s recent experience.