Over the last two days, officers at Woodlands checkpoint had detected two cases of ‘Bak Kwa’ (or the Chinese sweet meat jerky) which were concealed in pastry or cookies packaging. As Malaysia is not an approved country for the importation of meat products by travellers, the packets of ‘Bak Kwa’ were disposed of. The cases have been handed over to Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) for further investigations.
ICA and AVA would like to remind travellers that controlled items like ‘Bak Kwa’ are subjected to travellers’ allowance from approved countries. Livestock, meat and meat products can only be imported from sources that meet AVA’s animal health and food safety standards. Travellers are not allowed to bring in meat, meat products and eggs from Malaysia. Currently, AVA has approved 21 countries, including Canada, Netherlands and the United States, for import of pork and pork products to Singapore. For a list of approved countries, please refer to AVA’s website, www.ava.gov.sg or the SG TravelKaki App.
Source: FB post by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority