Legislation

Sale of Food Act (Chapter 283)

  • The Sale of Food Act is an Act for regulating food to ensure that food for sale is safe and suitable for human consumption and to promote public health, for ensuring the provision of information relating to food to enable consumers to make informed choices and for preventing misleading conduct in connection with the sale of food.
  • Food Regulations Regulations under Sale of Food Act

    -Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2022(New)
    -Food (Amendment) Regulations 2022
    -Gazette Notification No. 2788 on Specifications for Nutri-grade Mark
    -Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2021

    Public Consultations and Responses can be found at our Consultation page

    Administrative Exemption granted for processed cheese containing up to maximum 50% (w/w) moisture
    Regulation 121(a) of the Food Regulations requires that processed cheese shall contain “not more than 45% (w/w) moisture”. SFA has tapped on the powers under section 55 of the Sale of Food Act to grant an administrative exemption to food businesses for the import, manufacture and sale of processed cheese (as defined under Regulation 121) containing up to a maximum of 50% (w/w) moisture in Singapore, with effect from 20 April 2021.
    Administrative Exemption granted for all prepacked frozen chicken (whole or parts)
    Regulation 5(4)(e) of the Food Regulations requires all imported prepacked food products to be labelled with the name and address of the local importer, distributor or agent. SFA has tapped on the powers under section 55 of the Sale of Food Act to grant an administrative exemption from Regulation 5(4)(e) of the Food Regulations for all prepacked frozen chicken (whole or parts) to be labelled with the name and address of the local importer, distributor or agent, on the labels. The exemption is valid until 30 September 2022.
  • Sale of Food (Appeal to Minister - Prescribed Period) Regulations 2018 Regulations under Sale of Food Act
  • Sale of Food (Composition of Offences) Regulations Regulations under Sale of Food Act
  • Sale of Food (Fees) Regulations Regulations under Sale of Food Act
  • Sale of Food (Non‑Retail Food Business) Regulations Regulations under Sale of Food Act
  • Sale of Food (Prohibition of Chewing Gum) Regulations Regulations under Sale of Food Act
  • Sales of Food (Exemption for Non-Retail Food Business) Order 2018 Regulations under Sale of Food Act

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