About SFA

Who We Are

Vision, Mission and Values


Safe food for all


To ensure and secure a supply of safe food


Our Commitment to Customers

We believe that quality service is a significant facet in our effort towards becoming an excellent organisation. We are committed to serving you through continuous improvement of our services.

When serving you :

We pledge to serve you with C.A.R.E. (Customer-centricity, Assurance, Responsiveness and Effectiveness)

When you write to us, We will respond to:

  • general enquiries within 3 working days
  • complex or case specific issues within 15 working days

When you call us :

We strive to answer your call within 30 seconds.

Striving for continual improvement

We are constantly looking for ways to serve you better. Your feedback is of great value to us as it will help us continually improve what we do. Please submit your comments online to our Quality Service Manager.

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Corporate Identity

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) logo comprises minimalistic fish and leaf shapes that entwine together. Its design communicates progressiveness and authority of the SFA. The use of an interlocking element between the two shapes represents the collaboration and partnership between SFA and various entities.

Board and Management


Mr Lim Chuan Poh


Mr Lim Kok Thai
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Food Agency

Dr Ho Kim Wai
Associate Professor, Division of Banking and Finance, Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 

Ms Toh Hwee Tin 
Executive Secretary, Food, Drink, and Allied Workers Union; Executive Secretary, Attractions, Resorts and Entertainment Union

Mr Jim Lim
Partner and Head of Department, Intellectual Property & Technology, Withers KhattarWong LLP

Ms Samsiah Suliman
Managing Director, Jumain Sataysfaction Pte Ltd

Ms Han Yong May
Editor, Chinese Media Group (CMG) NewsHub, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)

Mr Ong Chao Choon
Deputy Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore; Managing Partner, PwC Myanmar

Dr John Lim
Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence, Duke-NUS Medical School; Chairman, Singapore Clinical Research Institute; Senior Advisor, Ministry of Health

Dr Ralph Graichen
Director, Food and Consumer Care, A*STAR

Ms Thien Kwee Eng
Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board

Mr Krishnan Muthappan, 
Chief Executive Officer, Markham Agro Pte Ltd 

Mr Andrew Kwan
Managing Director, Commonwealth Capital Group 

Mr Pier Luigi Sigismondi
President, Worldwide Packaged Foods, Dole Asia Holdings


Management Team

Mr Lim Kok Thai
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Food Agency 

Dr Tan Lee Kim, Kim
Director-General & Deputy CEO, Singapore Food Agency 

Dr Chew Siang Thai
Senior Advisor

Mr Melvin Chow 
Senior Director, Food Supply Resilience Division

Ms Melin Lim 
Senior Director, Research Planning & Systems Integration Division

Dr Choo Li Nah 
Senior Director,Communications & Service Quality Division

Dr Leong Hon Keong
Senior Director,Compliance Management Division

Mr Leslie Phua
Senior Director, Licensing & Permits Division

Dr Astrid Yeo 
Senior Director, Food Regulatory Management Division

Mr Foo Siang Ming
Senior Director, Planning & Organisation Division

Mr Tan York Chor
Senior Director, International Relations Division

Ms Cheong Lai Peng
Senior Director, Industry Development & Partnership Division

Ms Kho Soo Pei
Senior Director, Corporate Development Division

A/P Joanne Chan
Centre Director, National Centre for Food Science

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Organisation Structure

SFA consists of a multidisciplinary team committed to a work environment conducive to professional development, innovation, cross-boundary exchange and interdisciplinary co-operation so as to be a cohesive organisation that is able to achieve its mission effectively.


SFA org charts