1.The Singapore Mosques Korban Committee (JKMS) is pleased to announce that a total of 3,700 livestock will be made available and offered for Korban this year. The Muslim community will also be able to perform Korban at 26 mosques this year.
2. The price of each sheep for Korban 2019 for is set at $480.00, which is $5 less than the price in 2018.
Registration for Korban
3. Registration for Korban 2019 opens on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 and will close on Friday, 26 July 2019, subject to availability on a first-come first-served basis. Members of the public who wish to perform Korban can register their intent and submit theirparticulars at the 26 listed mosques (see Annex A) for orders of livestock.
4. Members of the public can also check the availability of livestock at the 26 mosques via www.muslim.SG. Forms can also be downloaded from the website. Hardcopy forms
are available at all 26 mosques from Wednesday, 26 June 2019.
Sourcing of Livestock for Korban 2019
5. After an open tender process, Big Foot Logistic Pte Ltd has been appointed as the Approved Korban Vendor (AKV) for this year. It will be importing livestock from Australia, one of the source countries approved by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA).
Animal Welfare and Public Health Standards
6. JKMS continues to work with SFA and the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of the National Parks Board, to explore suitable sources that meet Singapore’s high standards of food safety as well as animal health and welfare.
7. Korban will be conducted at centres that meet the requirements of Australia’s Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) regulatory framework, which ensures livestock exported from Australia is treated in accordance to internationally accepted animal welfare standards. All Korban centres will adopt the same standard operating procedures for Korban operations, which includes transporting, handling and slaughtering of livestock.
JAWATANKUASA KORBAN MASJID-MASJID SINGAPURA (JKMS)
SINGAPORE MOSQUES KORBAN COMMITTEE
ESCAS is a regulatory framework implemented by the Australian Government in 2012 to ensure that livestock exported from Australia to different countries are treated in accordance to the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) internationally accepted animal welfare standards. To comply, the Australian exporter must provide a report from an independent and internationally accredited auditor to certify that livestock to be exported meet the standards required from the farm to the point of slaughter.