b'ENSURING SAFE FOOD FOR ALLReviewing egg import conditionsFoodthatisimportedfromonedominantsourceis vulnerable to supply disruptions. Egg are one such item. SFA continues to step up both its facilitative and regulatoryUpdating infant formula labelling requirementsroles to help importers explore additional non-traditionalFollowing public consultation in 2017, SFA amended the sources that meet our food safety requirements.labellingrequirementsforinfantformulatoalignwith Toopenupmorepossibilitiesofeggimportsources,internationalrecommendationsonbreastfeeding.The SFA put in place regulatory frameworks in FY 2019 forFood (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2019, which came pasteurised shell eggs and previously prohibited free-rangeinto operation on 1 September 2019, were made to:shell eggs to be brought into Singapore.Prohibit non-validated health claims (i.e. claims that state In August 2019, a new set of veterinary import conditionsor imply a relationship between a food or its ingredients for the import of pasteurised shell eggs was drawn up andand health outcomes).published. These pasteurised shell eggs must undergo anProhibit nutrition claims on essential nutrients stipulated in-shell heat treatment that is sufficient to kill salmonellain the food regulations, as well as general statements bacteria. In addition, such eggs can only be imported fromon nutrition (e.g. statements claiming that a product is SFA-approved sources. These safeguards will ensure thatnutritionally complete).eggs from sources that are not free from salmonella doProhibittextsandimagesthatidealisetheuseof not compromise food safety. infant formula.During the FY, SFA also approved free-range shell eggsMandate a statement on the superiority of breastfeeding.fromAustralia,Denmark,andNewZealandtobe imported into Singapore. These may only be importedControlling food importsfrom layer farms that have been assessed and approvedWith the large quantities of food including perishables by SFA specifically for free-range shell eggs. The importcoming into Singapore daily, it is not practical to inspect conditions for free-range eggs from Australia are the sameand test all food in the market. To maintain food safety as existing ones for caged/barn eggs.standardsinSingapore,SFAadoptsascience-based, internationallyalignedapproachtomanagerisks. Thismeansfoodsofhigherrisksaresubjectedto more stringent checks. During the FY, SFA continued to impose farm-to-fork control measures to mitigate food safety risks. 34 SINGAPORE FOOD AGENCYANNUAL REPORT 2019/20'