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Food Factory Regulations Singapore

Singapore Food Agency (SFA) which is a government statutory board, licenses all establishments in food processing foundations where food is fabricated or manufactured, prepared and packing with the objective of distribution to wholesalers and retailers. Some of the food processing such as pastry or bakery and flour candy confectionery industrial facilities, dairy preparing plants, noodles and pasta makers, surimi-based items production lines and, and so on.  Licenses issued by SFA also apply to butcher or slaughter houses and cold stores that are utilised for storage of meat or fishery items. Retailing of food such as for restaurants, kiosks, cafe, groceries, food wagon and catering are licensed by the National Environment Agency (NEA).

All food companies authorised by SFA are subjected to customary assessments to guarantee safe food and fit for consumption.  Laboratory analysis could be conducted to check for consistence with the Food Regulations.

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Grading

There are 4 types of grading done by the AVA on food establishments; "A", "B", "C" or “D”.  This is based on food safety and cleanliness guidelines done yearly.  The aim is to allow food companies to continuously upgrade, to be competitive and produce safe and wholesome food.  Consumers can be assured of the high standards when they purchase the food.  A list of food establishments with their respective grades can be found at AVA website.

Inspection and Sampling

Regular inspections are done for all food processing establishments, cold room storage and slaughter houses.  Frequency of the inspections are dependent on the grade and compliance history of the establishments.  Usually done unannounced to get a more accurate assessments.

All food companies authorised by AVA are subjected to customary assessments to guarantee safe food and fit for consumption.  Laboratory analysis could be conducted to check for consistence with the Food Regulations.

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Legal Power

SFA is able to take legal action against any licensee who is found in rupture of licensing conditions or contravene any provision of the  Wholesome Meat and Fish Act and the Sale of Food Act.  SFA may suspend or repudiate the permit that was issued to the licensee until they are satisfied that with the rectification implementation.

Licensing and Registration

There are limited establishments that were licensed to handle food by SFA.  A total of 1,450 food processing establishments, 188 cold stores and 18 slaughter houses were licensed by SFA in 2020.    There were 1,284 food storage warehouse in the same year.

Reference: Singapore Food Agency Annual Corporate Report 2020/2021

Food Factory For Sale

There is a great opportunity to own a Freehold Food Factory - Foodfab@Mandai.  Designed to handle food in almost all aspect, it is a ramp up 20 footer truck food factory that users can load and unload their goods at the door step. Completion of this is estimated to be in 2024.

More details at www.CosySingapore.com/Foodfab-mandai 

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