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Labeling Legislation in Singapore
In Singapore, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is the statutory board responsible to ensure food safety from production up to just before retail. The AVA administers a total of 9 statues, including the Sale Food Act (Chapter 283). This act secures wholesomeness and purity of food and fixes standards for foods, ensures food security and provides for the regulation of food establishments.
The Subsidiary Legislation of the Sale of Food Act (Chapter 283) includes several Sale of food regulations, and also Food regulations, whose first edition was published in 1988 and last revised version was issued on 30th of November, 2005. All food, drinks and edible agricultural products, including food ingredients, whether locally manufactured or imported to Singapore are required to comply with the prevailing requirements laid down in the Food Regulations.
Part I, II and III of Food Regulations G.N. No. S 264/2005 are the relevant parts for labeling and were last amended on 15th of April 2011.
WHICH INFORMATION IS MANDATORY?
Labeling of prepackaged food products shall include the following information:
WHICH IS THE STANDARD TEMPLATE FOR NUTRITIONAL TABLE?
According to the legislation, nutrition labeling is required only when nutrition claims, or permitted health claims are made.
Declaration of other nutrients is mandatory when such nutrients are the subject of a nutrition claim in the nutrition information panel in addition to the ‘core list’ of nutrients.
For powdered beverages, an additional column of per 100ml (as reconstituted) has to be included.
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