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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 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 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’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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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