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Local supply shortage prompts Malaysia to rely on overseas egg imports

The primary objective of the initiative is to ensure that there is a steady, uninterrupted supply of eggs in the country. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

A short-term scarcity of Malaysia’s popular protein source has prompted the country to temporarily rely on overseas imports

Malaysians on an average consume more than 900 mn eggs on a monthly basis. According to a report published by CNA, the Agriculture and Food Security Minister Mohamad Sabu on 6 December issued a statement assuring that all imported eggs would go through standard procedures and protocols, marking them disease free before being approved to be sold in the markets.

The minister highlighted that the primary objective of the initiative was to ensure that there was a steady, uninterrupted supply of eggs in the country. He further requested Agrobank to provide necessary assistance to suppliers and small entrepreneurs to make sure that they stayed competitive throughout this phase.