JAPFA delivers 23,000 live chickens to Singapore

14 May 2023

Jakarta, 14 May 2023 - Leading industrialised agri-food company Group of JAPFA announces the delivery of 23,000 live birds via sea to Singapore. There are 23000 live chickens are distributed today in local market. Those chickens were raised by PT Ciomas Adisatwa in Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau, a subsidiary of PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia Tbk. This shipment will serve to test a new important option to supply fresh chicken to Singapore, with the birds transported live via sea and slaughtered in the destination country.

Harwanto, Director of JAPFA,said, “As a total solutions national poultry company, JAPFA is able to fulfill its commitment to meet the needs of animal protein in the region, especially Singapore. This is an important milestone for the national poultry world. With the strict requirement, JAPFA has succeeded in meeting Singapore’s demands and standards. As many as 1500 tons or around 900000 live chickens are targeted to be exported to Singapore in 2023. This first shipment of live chickens abroad in history was a collaboration between JAPFA, the Indonesian government, Singapore and other stakeholders. Not only live chickens, we are also exploring to export other poultry products.”

The General Director of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic Indonesia, Dr. Ir. Nasrullah during the initial export release said, “We should be proud, because today’s exports to Singapore are proof that Indonesian livestock products having a good quality and able to meet food safety guarantees in accordance with international standards. As we also know, the potential for national broiler meat production in 2022 is recorded at 3.67 million tons, this shows that Indonesia is a country capable of supplying the needs of poultry and its derivative products, not only for our people in Indonesia, but also to supply global food needs.”

Tan Yong Nang, Chief Executive Officer of Japfa Group (Ltd), said, “We are pleased to contribute to Singapore’s food security strategy by providing fresh chicken to local consumers. As a leading industrialised agri-food player, with more than 50 years of experience in producing staple protein foods in Asia, we can meet Singapore’s demand and standards based on our attention to quality and our vertically integrated business model from poultry feed production and breeding to farming and food processing. This shipment is the result of the combined efforts of JAPFA, Singapore and Indonesia’s authorities, and we look forward to expanding further our contribution to feed Singapore consumers with nutritious proteins”.

JAPFA places a strong emphasis on quality and safety throughout its operations. The company’s farms and processing facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and adhere to the highest international standards of animal welfare, food safety, and environmental sustainability, such as the so-called closed-house systems for poultry production. JAPFA’s standards are proven by a number of local and international certifications. For Indonesia these include the Avian Influenza (AI) free compartment certificate, a Veterinary Control Number (NKV) certificate, halal product certificate, application of quality management issues ISO 2200, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000.

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