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Food Safety Regulations in Singapore – Genetic Modification, Manufacturing Process, and Food Labelling

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Food safety in Singapore is strictly regulated through legislation and is overseen by the Singapore Food Agency (“SGFA”), which administers the Sale of Food Act 1973 of Singapore (“SFA”) and the Food Regulations (“FR”), to ensure that food made available for sale in Singapore is safe for consumption, and to safeguard public health, including food labelling requirements that support the SGFA’s food safety regime. This article contains an overview of the laws and regulations, or regulatory framework, in Singapore relating to genetically modified (“GM”) foods (“GM foods”), manufacturing or packing of food, food labelling in general, food advertisements, labelling of nutritional information, health claims, and labelling of novel foods and GM foods. Presently, although GM technology and GM foods are…To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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