The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is seeking feedback from the food industry (local food manufacturers and importers, as well as interested parties) on the draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019, which are targeted to come into effect in the first quarter of 2019.
Summary of amendments
The draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019 contains trade facilitating measures, such as provisions for the use of new additives in food, extension of use of existing food additives, extension of use of a permitted health claim to a new food constituent, removal of copper from the list of incidental constituents and removal of the labelling requirement for eggs treated with mineral hydrocarbons. A new maximum limit for inorganic arsenic in husked rice will also be included in the Food Regulations.
A detailed description of the proposed changes can be found in the ANNEX. The legal text of the amendments can be downloaded from AVA’s website at:
http://www.ava.gov.sg/legislation (select “Sale of Food Act”, then click on “Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019)
Request for comments
AVA invites views and comments on the draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019. All submissions should be clearly and concisely written, and should provide a reasoned explanation for any proposed revisions.
Submissions should reach AVA no later than 6:00 p.m., 05 November 2018, through mail, or email, to the following addresses:
Regulatory Programmes Department
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority
52 Jurong Gateway Road #14-01
Tel: +(65) 6805 2931 or 6805 2910
Fax: +(65) 6334 1831
(Attention: Ms Leong Ai Ling / Mr Cheng Chee Seng)