It’s now easier than ever to champion our local farmers, with the 2-star Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certified badge adorning the packaging of some of our island’s quality assured produce.
Whether you’re on the hunt for the freshest fish, the most delectable eggs or the most nutritious vegetables, our guide to the 2-star GAP-certified badge has got you covered!
What is the 2-star GAP-certified badge?
Previously, eggs, fish and vegetable farms were certified under the Singapore Quality Eggs Scheme, the Good Aquaculture Practice for Fish Farming (GAP-FF) and the Good Agricultural Practice for Vegetable Farming (GAP-VF) Certification Schemes.
Soft-launched in November 2021, the current SG GAP certification scheme combines these previous schemes under one unified scheme where the respective GAP certification standards are enhanced as Singapore Standards, making it easier for you to identify local produce and support our farming heroes.
To become GAP certified, farms can adopt the SG GAP certification standard, which is a set of requirements on farm management and practices that ensure quality assurance in production.
What exactly do the stars on the badges stand for?
Denotes fresh produce such as fish, egg, vegetable, mushroom or others that is grown in Singapore by our farmers.
A quality assurance badge for farms that have fulfilled the criteria for SG GAP certification standards. It
indicates that the produce is grown on a farm that has been certified by the SFA for its good agricultural
practices in farm management and production.
Produce that fulfils the 2-star GAP certification criteria and is cultivated in a clean environment and grown with
What specific standards does a farm have to meet to obtain the 2-star GAP-certified badge?
Some of the various criteria that farms are inspected on include food safety management, environmental management, health and welfare of the farmed fish/animals alongside the health, safety and welfare of their employees. These criteria are aligned to international standards—which means quality assured produce is guaranteed.