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Singapore Goods and Services Tax to Remain at 9% Until 2030

Singapore | Feb 28, 2024

On 28 February 2024, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong shared that there will be no need for further increases in goods and services tax (GST) up to 2030. DPM Wong explained that the 2 per cent GST hike – from 7 per...

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Singapore Does Not Plan to Standardise Date Marking Labels

Singapore | Feb 07, 2024

On 07 February 2024, the Singapore Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, Dr Koh Poh Koon, indicated that the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will not standardise "use by" and "best before" date marking labels for food. He added...

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Singapore MUIS Indicate that Muslims are Allowed to Eat Cultivated Meat As Long As All Sources are Halal

Singapore | Feb 03, 2024

On 03 February 2024, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) and the Fatwa Committee declared that cultivated meat is generally halal, and Muslims are allowed to consume it provided cells for cultivated meat are extracted from animals that...

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Singapore SFA Proposed Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2024

Singapore | Jan 31, 2024

On 31 January 2024, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) proposed the Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2024 to extend the use of permitted food additives, as well as to allow the use of new ingredients in infant formula.The key amendments include:...

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Singapore and Saudi Arabia Sign Memorandum on Cooperation in Halal Industry

Singapore | Jan 29, 2024

Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia in October 2023, Singapore becomes the first non-Muslim majority country to sign a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) in the halal industry with Saudi. This mutually recogn...

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Singapore Food Agency Shares Regulatory framework for Consumption of Insects Likely in First Half of 2024

Singapore | Jan 29, 2024

On 29 January, it was reported that the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is in the process of finalising the implementation details of regulations pertaining to of insects and insect products and aims to introduce the regulatory framework in the first hal...

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Singapore Conducted Study to Understand Public Perspective Towards Cultivated Meats

Singapore | Jan 10, 2024

In 2022, Singapore's National Healthcare Group conducted four focus group discussions to understand the public and expert perceptiosn ofthe risk and benefits associated with cultured meats at both individuals and societal levels. Participants acknowl...

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Singapore Plastic Bag Use in Supermarkets Fall by Up to 80% since Mandatory Charge

Singapore | Jan 09, 2024

Following the mandatory 5 cent charge on disposable plastic bags in large supermarkets in July 2023, the Minister for Sustainability & Environment shared that these supermarkets have witnessed a 50 to 80 per cent drop

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Enterprise Singapore Publishes Draft Singapore Standard on Vegetarian or Vegan Food Labelling and Claims

Singapore | Jan 05, 2024

On 05 January 2024, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) published a new draft Singapore Standard for Publiciation on "Definitions and Technical Criteria for Foods and Food Ingredients Suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans and for Labelling and Claims" under the...

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Singapore MOH Implemented Nutri-Grade Labelling for Freshly Prepared Beverages

Singapore | Dec 29, 2023

On 29 December 2023, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) published a notification to remind stakeholders on the new Nutri-Grade labelling requirements and advertising prohibitions for freshly prepared beverages sold in specified settings in Singap...

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Singapore Raises Goods and Services Tax

Singapore | Dec 28, 2023

Singapore raised its goods and services (GST) tax from 8% to 9% on 01 January 2024.

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Singapore SFA Sought Feedback on Regulatory Framework for Use of GM Crops for Food and Animal Feed

Singapore | Dec 20, 2023

On 20 December 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) sought feedback from the food and animal feed industry, as well as interested parties, on a proposed regulatory framework for the use of genome edited (GEd) crops in food for human consumption and...

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Singapore NEA Publishes Eligibility List for International Carbon Credits Under Carbon Tax Regime

Singapore | Dec 19, 2023

Singapore has published its Eligibility List under the International Carbon Credit (ICC) Framework, which was effective from 01 January 2024. The List contains eligible host countries, carbon crediting programmes and methodologies that adhere to the...

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Singapore Health Promotion Board Only Permits Nutri-Grade A and B beverages to be Sold or Provided at Government Premises

Singapore | Dec 14, 2023

On 14 December 2023, Singapore's Health Promotion Board (HPB) published an updated version of their Whole-of-Government (WOG) Healthier Food and Beverage Policy, which solely applies to food and drink sold or provided at government premises. The foll...

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Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) Working on Greenwashing Guidelines

Singapore | Nov 27, 2023

Following a study conducted over 1000 products on 100 e-commerce sites which was released in November 2023, unsubstantiated claims were found as the most common form of greenwashing. The Competition and Consumer Commission of SIngapore (CCCS) has sin...

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Singapore SFA to Remove Melamine-Related Requirements for Import of Milk and Milk Products from China

Singapore | Oct 23, 2023

On 23 October 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) notified of the removal of the Section Q import requirements after reviewing the import requirements for milk, milk products, and products containing milk from China.These melamine-related requireme...

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Singapore MUIS Signed MoU with Saudi SFDA on Halal Product Quality Assurance

Singapore | Oct 19, 2023

On 19 October 2023, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) to discuss cooperation opportunities in halal product quality assurance. The MoU aims to de...

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Singapore SFA to Implement Food (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2023 Regarding Microbiological Standards for Non-Ready-to-Eat Foods

Singapore | Sep 08, 2023

On 08 September 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) notified the implementation of Food (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2023, which amends the microbiological standards for non-ready-to-eat (non-RTE) food.The key amendments include: Addition of pr...

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Singapore SFA Revised “Requirements for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients”

Singapore | Jul 20, 2023

On 20 July 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) revised the “Requirements for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients” regarding information on the sensory evaluation and tasting of unassessed novel foods.Novel fo...

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Singapore HPB Released Additional Measures for Nutri-Grade Beverages

Singapore | Jun 30, 2023

On 30 June 2023, the Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) gazetted additional measures for Nutri-Grade beverages, which will result in the exension of measures to freshly prepared beverages intended for sale at specified settings in Singapore as we...

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Singapore Proposed Amendments to the Resource Sustainability (Amendment) Act 2023

Singapore | Apr 28, 2023

On 28 April 2023, the Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) published the Resource Sustainability (Amendment) Act 2023 to finalise the beverage container return scheme. Under the scheme, containers of covered beverage products must be labelled...

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Singapore SFA Responded to Comments on the Proposal to Allow Insects for Human Consumption

Singapore | Apr 06, 2023

On 05 April 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) published a response to the comments received regarding the proposal to allow insects and insect products for human consumption. While the respondents from industry were highly supportive of the regul...

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Singapore NEA Announced Details on the Beverage Container Return Scheme

Singapore | Mar 21, 2023

On 21 March 2023, the Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) announced the details of its Beverage Container Return Scheme. The highlights are as follows:• All pre-packaged beverages in plastic bottles and metal cans ranging from 150 millil...

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Singapore SFA Introduced New Voluntary Scheme for Pre-Import Control of Infant Cereal Products

Singapore | Mar 13, 2023

On 13 March 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) introduced a new set of pre-import control measures for infant cereal products as a voluntary scheme. The measures focus on upstream control at the manufacturing stage to ensure the food safety of inf...

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Singapore HPB Proposed the Extension of Nutri-Grade Labelling Requirements to Freshly Prepared Beverages and Additional Labelling Requirements for Pre-existing Nutri-Grade Beverages

Singapore | Feb 23, 2023

On 23 February 2023, the Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) proposed to extend Nutri-Grade labelling requirements and advertising prohibitions to freshly prepared beverages, including those dispensed from customisable automated beverage dispenser...

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Singapore SFA Proposed New Microbiological Standards for Non-Ready-to-Eat Food under Food Regulations

Singapore | Feb 17, 2023

On 17 February 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) proposed to include new microbiological standards for non-ready-to-eat (RTE) food in a new Part 3 of the Eleventh Schedule of the Food Regulations after conducting a review. Non-RTE refers to any f...

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Singapore NEA and MSE Introduced the Resource Sustainability (Amendment) Bill for First Reading in Parliament

Singapore | Feb 06, 2023

On 06 February 2023, the Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) introduced the Resource Sustainability (Amendment) Bill for a First Reading in Parliament. The amendments aim to reduce pack...

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Singapore SFA Approved GOOD Meat’s Use of Serum-free Media for Cultivated Meat Production

Singapore | Jan 18, 2023

On 18 January 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) approved GOOD Meat’s use of serum-free media for cultivate meat. GOOD Meat had previously obtained approval from SFA for its first chicken product in November 2020 and a subsequent approval fo...

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Singapore SFA Launched SS687:2022 (Guidelines for food e-commerce)

Singapore | Jan 13, 2023

On 13 January 2023, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) launched the voluntary Singapore Standard (SS) 687:2022 (Guidelines for food e-commerce) to provide guidance to e-commerce players on their roles and responsibilities related to food safety and on p...

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Singapore Food Agency (SFA) Introduced New Pre-import Control Measures for Infant Cereal Products

Singapore | Dec 22, 2022

On 22 December 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) introduced a new set of pre-import measures as a voluntary scheme for infant cereal products. Importers who are able to meet the import conditions under the voluntary scheme can register to be exem...

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Singapore Food Agency (SFA) Proposed Amendments to the Food Regulations Regarding Veterinary Drugs in Food

Singapore | Dec 21, 2022

On 21 December 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) notified WTO (G/SPS/N/SGP/80) of the Draft Food (Amendment No. Y) Regulations 2022. The amendment will take effect in the first quarter of 2023. The amendments are as follows: To specify the ma...

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Singapore NEA Announced Proposed Beverage Container Return Scheme

Singapore | Nov 23, 2022

On 23 November 2022, Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) informed the WTO (G/TBT/N/SGP/67) of the proposed Beverage Container Return Scheme introduced in collaboration with the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment. The schem...

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Singapore SFA Published Updates to Standards for Importation of Certain Food Products

Singapore | Nov 21, 2022

On 21 November 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced updates to the microbiological standards required for the import of specific ready-to-eat (RTE) food products. Amendments to the microbiological standards and tests required for import a...

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Singapore SFA Announced Consultation Period for Regulations on Insects

Singapore | Oct 06, 2022

On 06 October 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) informed the WTO (G/SPS/N/SGP/79) of the consultation for the proposal to allow insects (imported as well as locally farmed and processed insects) for human consumption and as animal feed. As SFA h...

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Singapore SFA Releases Draft Consultation on Labelling Requirements for Prepacked Foods

Singapore | Sep 28, 2022

On 28 September 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) released a draft consultation on labelling requirements for prepacked foods titled “Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2022 (Labelling requirements for prepacked foods)”. The new regul...

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Singapore SFA Announces Amendments to Food Regulations

Singapore | Sep 26, 2022

On 26 September 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2022, removing 59 standards of identity. The list of the 59 standards of identity can be found in the Annex here. The SFA has provided their response...

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Singapore SFA Released Updates to Safety Assessment Requirements for Novel Foods

Singapore | Sep 26, 2022

On 26 September 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) released updated information on revised policy, regulatory positions, safety assessment approaches, self-assessment checklists and online registration links. Novel foods are defined by the SFA as...

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Singapore SFA Revised Veterinary Conditions for Importation of Poultry and Poultry Products

Singapore | Aug 29, 2022

On 29 August 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) informed the WTO (G/SPS/N/SGP/77) on revisions to the veterinary conditions for the importation of poultry and poultry products. The minimum shelf-life requirement for the importation of chilled pou...

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Singapore HPB Announce Updates to Healthier Choice Symbol Guidelines

Singapore | Jul 29, 2022

On 29 July 2022, the Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) announced updates to the Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS) Programme guidelines which include:   A new ‘Roti Prata’ sub-category under the ‘Cereal’ category. Re-...

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Singapore Food Agency (SFA) Amends Food Regulations 2022

Singapore | Jul 18, 2022

Updated: 05 Aug 2022. According to a WTO (G/SPS/N/SGP/76/Add.1) notification on 04 Aug 2022, an update was provided to the provisions for PRT that it "may only be used on raw meat that has not been salted, marinated, preserved, or undergone any...

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Singapore Food Agency Opened Consultation regarding Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2022 (Deletion of standards of identity)

Singapore | Mar 23, 2022

Between 21 June and 20 August 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) initiated a public consultation regarding proposed amendments to the Food Regulations involving the deletion of the standards of identity in Regulations 39 to 260, except for those t...

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Singapore MOH Implemented Mandatory Nutritional Labels and Advertising Prohibitions for Nutri-Grade Beverages

Singapore | Dec 30, 2021

On 30 December 2021, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the introduction of mandatory nutrition labels and advertising prohibitions for Nutri-Grade beverages. To do so, MOH is implementing a grading system for beverages, based on sugar...

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Singapore SFA Issued Amendments to the Product Standards through Food (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Singapore | Sep 13, 2021

On 13 September 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) issued amendments to the product standards, through the Food (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The regulations will come into force on 1 October 2021. A summary of amendments is given below: ...

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Singapore SFA Issued Amendments to the Regulations on Heavy Metals, Arsenic and Lead through Food (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Singapore | Sep 13, 2021

On 13 September 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) issued amendments to the Regulations on Heavy Metals, Arsenic and Lead through Food (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The regulations will come into force on 1 October 2021. A summary of amendments is...

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Singapore SFA Issued Amendments to the Use of Food Additives through Food (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Singapore | Sep 13, 2021

On 13 September 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) issued amendments to the use of food additives, through the Food (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The regulations will come into force on 1 October 2021. A summary of amendments is given below: ...

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Singapore SFA Opened a Consultation on Proposed Adoption of Codex Maximum Use Level for Phosphates in Frozen Glazed Fish

Singapore | Aug 27, 2021

On 27 August 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) opened a public consultation seeking feedback from the seafood industry on the proposed adoption of Codex maximum use of phosphates in “frozen fish, fish fillets, and fish products, including m...

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Singapore SFA Announced Amendments to the Export Certification of Food Products

Singapore | Jul 15, 2021

On 15 July 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced amendments to the export certification of food products. The amendments will come into force from 31 July 2021. A summary of the amendments is given below: Exporters will be requested to c...

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Singapore SFA Proposed Amendments to the Food Regulations regarding Deletion and Amendments to the Standards of Identity for Various Foods

Singapore | Jun 18, 2021

On 18 June 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) opened a public consultation seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations under the Sale of Food Act, regarding the deletion and amendments of Regulations on th...

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Singapore SFA Announced Administrative Exemption for Processed Cheese on Maximum Moisture Content

Singapore | May 10, 2021

On 10 May 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced the grant for an administrative exemption to food businesses for the import, manufacture and sale of processed cheese (as defined under Regulation 121). Under Regulation 121(a) of the Food Reg...

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Singapore SFA Opened a Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Maximum Limits for Heavy Metals in Foods under the Food Regulations

Singapore | May 03, 2021

On 3 May 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) opened a public consultation seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations under the Sale of Food Act, through the Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2021, regardi...

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Singapore SFA Opened a Consultation on Proposed New and Amended Food Additives and Ingredients in the Food Regulations

Singapore | May 03, 2021

On 3 May 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) opened a public consultation seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations under the Sale of Food Act, through the Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2021, regardi...

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Singapore SFA Opened a Consultation on Proposed New Food Additives and Ingredients in Infant Formula in the Food Regulations

Singapore | May 03, 2021

On 3 May 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) opened a public consultation seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations under the Sale of Food Act, through the Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2021, regardi...

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Singapore SFA Opened a Consultation on Proposed New Food Additives in Pasta in the Food Regulations

Singapore | May 03, 2021

On 3 May 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) opened a public consultation seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations under the Sale of Food Act, through the Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2021, regardi...

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Singapore’s MOH and Health Promotion Board Called for Feedback on Amendments to the Labelling and Advertising Requirements for Nutri-Grade Beverages

Singapore | Mar 26, 2021

On 26 March 2021, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) launched a public consultation seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations under the Sale of Food Act, to introduce ne...

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Singapore SFA Responses to Public Consultation of General Labelling Requirements of Prepacked Food

Singapore | Mar 04, 2021

Between 15 October and 20 November 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) initiated a public consultation regarding proposed changes to the labelling requirements for prepacked food sold in Singapore, under the following regulations of the Singapore F...

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Singapore SFA Established the Maximum Residue Limit for Nicarbazin in Shell Eggs

Singapore | Dec 04, 2020

On 4 December 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) established the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for nicarbazin, a veterinary drug, in shell eggs. The MRL established will be 300 ppb. The established MRL will come into effect from 4 January 2021.

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Singapore SFA Opened Consultation on General Labelling Requirements for Prepacked Food

Singapore | Oct 15, 2020

On 15 October 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) released consultation paper on general labelling requirements for prepacked food. The scope of this consultation covers prepacked food products sold directly to consumers, including brick-and-mortar...

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Singapore SFA Proposed Amendments to the Use of Pathogen Reduction Treatments (PRTs) on Raw Meat

Singapore | Aug 28, 2020

On 28 August 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) notified FIA regarding the private consultation on proposed amendments to the use of pathogen reduction treatments (PRTs) on raw meat.  A summary of the consultation is given as follow. The comm...

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Singapore SFA Announced Revision of Food Additive Regulations

Singapore | Aug 27, 2020

On 27 August 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced Food (Amendment No.3) Regulations 2020. A summary of the key revisions for additive provisions is given below. The amendments come into force on 31 August 2020. New Permitted Food Additi...

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Singapore SFA Announced Revision to Butter and Scotch Whisky Standards

Singapore | Aug 27, 2020

On 27 August 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced Food (Amendment No.3) Regulations 2020. Under this revision, the standards for Butter and Scotch whisky have been revised. The amendments come into force on 31 August 2020. Key amendments...

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Singapore SFA Established New Maximum Residue Limits for Specified Contaminants in Food

Singapore | Aug 11, 2020

On 11 August 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced new maximum residue limits for specified contaminants in food. The maximum residue limits for mercury, bromate, and mycotoxins have been introduced for certain food commodities. The regulat...

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Singapore SFA Revised Veterinary Condition for Importation of Chilled Poultry and Poultry Products

Singapore | May 14, 2020

On 14 May 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) notified WTO (G/SPS/N/SGP/67) of the revision of the Veterinary Conditions for Importation of Poultry and Poultry Products to facilitate the importation of chilled poultry into Singapore. Based on risk...

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Singapore SFA Removed Timeframe Requirement for Frozen and Processed Meat Product Imports

Singapore | Apr 23, 2020

On 23 April 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) reviewed and removed timeframe restrictions on frozen and processed meat product imports. The initiative was taken to streamline trade and ensure national food security. Prior to this revision, frozen...

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Singapore SFA Announced Draft Revision of Food Additive Regulations

Singapore | Apr 09, 2020

On 9 April 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced through WTO the draft Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2020 (G/TBT/N/SGP/53). Under this revision, amendments have been made to the permissibility of several food additives. A summary of th...

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Singapore SFA Proposed Revision of Butter and Scotch Whisky Standards

Singapore | Apr 09, 2020

On 9 April 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced through WTO the draft Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2020 (G/TBT/N/SGP/53). Under this revision, the standards for Butter and Scotch whisky have been revised. The comment deadline is 60 d...

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Singapore SFA Revised Microbiological Standards of Ready-to-eat Foods

Singapore | Apr 02, 2020

On 2 April 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced the revision of microbiological standards of ready-to-eat foods under the Food (Amendment) Regulation 2020, Decree No. S237 of 2020. Under this revision, the amount of Enterobacteriaceae and...

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Singapore SFA Established Maximum Limits for Marine Biotoxins, Inorganic Arsenic and Methanol in Foods

Singapore | Mar 17, 2020

On 17 March 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) established maximum limits for marine biotoxins, inorganic Arsenic and methanol in foods. The maximum limits of shellfish poisons, brevetoxins and azaspiracids in bivalve molluscs and histamine and in...

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Singapore SFA Established Draft Regulations on Trans Fat and Ban of PHOs as an Ingredient

Singapore | Mar 10, 2020

On 10 March 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced the Draft Food (Amendment) Regulation 2020. The regulation proposed the prohibition of the import and use of partially hydrogenated oils in all fats, oils and pre-packaged foods sold in Sing...

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Singapore HPB Launched Implementation Industry Consultation on Draft Proposed Nutrition Labelling and Advertising Regulations for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Singapore | Dec 06, 2019

On 6 December 2019, the Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) proposed to implement two new measures on the labelling and advertising of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs). A summary of the new regulations is given below. Comments can be channelled to...

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Singapore SFA Announced Safety Assessment of Novel Foods

Singapore | Nov 22, 2019

On 22 November 2019, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced the new guidance information on the safety assessment of Novel Foods. This guideline provides food traders with a better understanding on SFA’s requirements for classification and s...

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Singapore NEA Announced Measures on Food Waste Treatment Method through the Resource Sustainability Act 2019

Singapore | Oct 04, 2019

On 4 October 2019, the Singapore National Environmental Agency (NEA) published the Resource Sustainability Act 2019, which imposes obligations including the proper segregation and treatment of food waste under Part 5 of the Act. A summary of the regu...

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Singapore SFA Released Amendment Regulation Related to the Labelling Standards for Infant Formula

Singapore | Aug 30, 2019

On 30 August 2019, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) released a Circular to notify about the finalised revision of the labelling standards for infant formula in the Food (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2019. This is a follow-up from the release of the dra...

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Singapore SFA Released Draft Amendment Regulation Related to the Standards for Infant Formula

Singapore | Aug 16, 2019

On 16 July 2019, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) released the draft revisions to the standards for infant formula. These amendments were made with reference to the feedback received during a public consultation exercise carried out from 10 November t...

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Singapore AVA Implemented Food Amendment Regulations 2019

Singapore | Jan 30, 2019

On 30 Jan 2019, Singapore Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) notified that the new food amendment regulations will be implemented on 1 February 2019. The draft amendment was released on 5 September 2018. There is a minor change com...

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Singapore AVA Declared State Codes in TradeNet Permit for Imported Fresh and Minimally Processed Fruits and Vegetables

Singapore | Jan 02, 2019

On 2 January 2019, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore declared state codes in TradeNet permit for fresh and minimally process fruits and vegetables. Source declaration will be required based on the State/Province where the prod...

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Singapore AVA Proposed Second Amendment to the Food Regulations Regarding Microbiological Standards for RTE Food

Singapore | Oct 22, 2018

On 22 October 2018, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore issued a second public consultation on the proposed draft amendments to the food regulations regarding microbiological standards for ready-to-eat (RTE) food. The first draf...

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Singapore AVA Opened Consultation on Draft Food Amendment Regulations 2019

Singapore | Sep 13, 2018

On 13 September 2018, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore opened consultation on new food additive and expanded usage of current food additives. The comment period for this addendum Notification is until 5 November 2018. 1,3-prop...

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Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to Replace AVA, NEA and HSA as the Single Food Agency

Singapore | Jul 26, 2018

On 26 July 2018, the Singapore Government announced that a new government agency called the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be formed on 1 April 2019 to oversee food safety and security. SFA will become the sole and lead agency handling food-related...

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Singapore AVA Notified of Consultation Exercise on Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients Framework

Singapore | Mar 07, 2018

On 7 March 2018, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore notify the industry (local food manufacturers and importers) that it is seeking feedback on the definition and scope of Novel Foods at the initial phase of the development of...

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Singapore AVA Notified of Consultation Exercise on Inclusion of New Food Additive Provisions Under the Food Regulations

Singapore | Feb 21, 2018

On 21 February 2018, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore notify the industry (local food manufacturers and importers) that it is seeking feedback on the inclusion of new food additive provisions under the Food Regulations. AVA w...

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Singapore AVA Proposed Amendments to Food Additives and Pesticides Provisions

Singapore | Dec 07, 2017

On 7 December 2017, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore announced the proposed draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which contains several amendments pertaining to food additives. This proposed draft is open for comments unt...

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Singapore AVA Proposed Amendments to Pesticides Provisions

Singapore | Dec 07, 2017

On 7 December 2017, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore announced the proposed draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which contains several amendments pertaining to pesticides. This proposed draft is open for comments until 6...

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Singapore AVA Announced Amendment to the Sale of Food Act

Singapore | Oct 02, 2017

On 2 October 2017, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore announced the Sale of Food (Amendment) Bill, which is an Act amending the Sale of Food Act. The amendments come into force with immediate effect. This amendment will allo...

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Singapore AVA Proposed Draft Amendments to Microbiological Standards for RTE Food

Singapore | Aug 22, 2017

On 22 August 2017, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore issued a public consultation on the proposed draft amendments to the food regulations regarding microbiological standards for ready-to-eat (RTE) food. This draft is open for...

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Singapore Proposed Amendment to the ML for Inorganic Arsenic in Husked Rice

Singapore | Jul 31, 2017

On 31 July 2017, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore sought the industry’s feedback on the proposed amendment concerning the maximum limit (ML) for inorganic arsenic in husked rice. The consultation period is open until 29...

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Singapore Added Health Claim for Beta-Glucan

Singapore | Apr 01, 2017

On 20 December 2016, the Singapore Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) sought industry feedback on the proposed amendment to the Singapore Food Regulations. The AVA has recently announced that these proposed changes to the Food (Amendment) Regul...

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Singapore Amended Maximum Limits for Inorganic Arsenic and Pesticides

Singapore | Apr 01, 2017

On 20 December 2016, the Singapore Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) sought industry feedback on the proposed amendment to the Singapore Food Regulations. The AVA has recently announced that these proposed changes to the Food (Amendment) Regul...

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Singapore Approved Use of New Food Additives and Expanded Scope of Applications of Food Additive

Singapore | Apr 01, 2017

On 20 December 2016, the Singapore Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) sought industry feedback on the proposed amendment to the Singapore Food Regulations. The AVA has recently announced that these proposed changes to the Food (Amendment) Regul...

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Singapore Proposed Draft Amendments to the Use of Food Additives

Singapore | Dec 20, 2016

On 20 December, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore sought industry feedback on a proposed draft to allow for the use of new food additives and ingredients, as well as to expand the scope of use for existing food additives to co...

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Singapore Proposed Draft Deletion of Maximum Residue Limits for Several Pesticides

Singapore | Dec 20, 2016

On 20 December, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore sought industry feedback on the proposed deletion for 11 pesticides and their corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs). This proposal is open for comments until 20 February...

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Singapore Proposed Draft Health Claim for Beta-Glucan

Singapore | Dec 20, 2016

On 20 December, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore sought industry feedback on a proposed new claim for packaged foods that have been added with barley beta-glucan. This proposal is open for comments until 20 February 2017, and...

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Singapore Proposed to Introduce Maximum Limit for Inorganic Arsenic in Polished Rice

Singapore | Dec 20, 2016

On 20 December, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore sought industry feedback on a proposed maximum limit (ML) for inorganic arsenic in polished rice. This proposal is open for comments until 20 February 2017, and is expected to...

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Singapore Approves 36 Proposed Claims on Nutrients with No Singapore RDA

Singapore | Jun 07, 2016

The Advisory Committee on Evaluation of Health Claims under the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore has recently approved 36 health claims across 10 nutrients that do not have Singapore recommended daily allowance (RDA). Of these...

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