Following the implementation of the chicken export ban in Malaysia on Tuesday (June 1), Singapore is now facing a chicken supply shortage, resulting in the price of chicken rising to unprecedented levels.
A photo showing a 3.21kg bag of organic kampung chicken at NTUC Fairprice has recently gone viral due to its shocking price tag.
According to price tag, the chicken was listed a product of Malaysia and is currently being sold for S$72.27 (RM230), meaning that one has to pay at least S$22.50 (RM72) per kg!
NTUC: It’s the price for two
Shortly after the photo went viral, NTUC Fairprice issued a statement clarifying the issue.
We are aware of a photograph being shared of a price label for “SB Whole Chicken” affixed on Swiss Butchery-branded packaging.
“This product is priced at S$22.50/kg (per the label’s packed date on 31 May 2022), and the product label also showed the product weight of over 3kg as 2 whole birds were packed together, weighed and priced under the same label.“
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