Singapore to Adopt Maximum Limits for Marine Biotoxins, Inorganic Arsenic, and Methanol in Food

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On March 17, 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has published a circular on maximum limits for multiple contaminants as marine biotoxins, inorganic arsenic and methanol in food commodities.

Among others, the following food commodities and contaminants are involved:

  • Bivalve molluscs: paralytic shellfish poison (PSP), diarrhetic shellfish poisons (DSP), amnesic shellfish poisons (ASP), brevetoxins (PbTXs), azaspiracids (AZA)
  • Fish: histamine and inorganic arsenic
  • Red wine, white wine and fortified wine: methanol

Limits will effect from April 1, 2020.

Check the full text of the circular here or in our Food Law Library.

Tags: Food Safety Singapore