New Singapore food regulations come into effect
Amendments to Singapore’s food regulations have now come into force, according to a circular from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore.
The amendments contain measures expected to facilitate trade including the provision for the use of advantame, a new sweetening agent, in foods, and bovine lactoferrin, a new ingredient in infant formulas, at levels of up to 100 mg/100 ml.
Also included is a requirement that food products labelled “organic” must be certified as organic under an inspection and certification system that complies with the Codex guidelines, or similar.
Other changes include the prohibition of the import, sale and advertisement of raw milk for direct human consumption; and provision for the use of the generic term “modified starches” for labelling purposes.
The amendments can be reviewed on the AVA web site.