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Singapore (VNA) The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the import of fresh quail eggs from Telic Farm in Malaysia after it detected residue of a drug called nicarbazin in the farm’s quail eggs.

The substance stops female birds from producing eggs or causes them to lay eggs that do not hatch.

The Malaysian farm contributes about 20 percent of Singapore’s total supply. Last year, Singapore imported some 17 million fresh quail eggs from Telic Farm.

The suspension will be in place until SFA has verified that the farm has measures in place to ensure that its eggs do not contain drug residues and are safe for human consumption.

Singapore’s quail egg supply comes from local farms and imports from Malaysia and China, among others./.

VNA