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The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) are seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations under the Sale of Food Act, to introduce new requirements on “Nutri-Grade beverages” sold in Singapore, from 30 June 2022. Key changes are summarised as follows:
a. “Nutri-Grade beverages” are to be graded “A”, “B”, “C” or “D” according to the Nutri-Grade grading system;
b. “Nutri-Grade beverages” will have to carry a nutrition information panel, stating the energy content and the amount of carbohydrate, total sugar, fat, saturated fat and protein in the “Nutri-Grade beverages”;
c. “Nutri-Grade beverages” graded “C” or D” must be labelled with a Nutri-Grade mark on the front-of-pack of the package. If the “Nutri-Grade beverage” is sold online, through a vending machine or an automated beverage dispenser, the image of the Nutri-Grade mark must be displayed to the purchaser; and
d. “Nutri-Grade beverages” graded “D” are prohibited from advertising, except at points-of-sale platforms.
Read the full consultation paper here.
Draft ‘Specifications of the Nutri-Grade mark’ document (For reference)
Request for comments
MOH and HPB invite views and comments on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations to introduce Nutri-Grade labelling and advertising prohibitions for “Nutri-Grade beverages”, as described in paragraphs 6 to 8.
Procedure and timeframe for submitting views and comments
All submissions should be clearly and concisely written, and should provide a reasoned explanation for any proposed revisions.
Submissions should reach MOH and HPB no later than 60 days from the date of Singapore’s notification to the WTO Committee on TBT (date to be updated), through email to the following address: Nutri-Grade@hpb.gov.sg.
Updated as of 5 April 2021: Submissions should reach MOH and HPB no later than 31 May 2021, which is 60 days from the date of Singapore’s notification to the WTO Committee on TBT.