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The Ministry of Health (MOH) will introduce mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labels for less healthy pre-packaged sugar sweetened beverage

Singapore

Nov 03, 2019

The decision was made after reviewing the international and local evidence for these measures, and taking into consideration the feedback received from the public consultation earlier this year.

From 4 December 2018 to 25 January 2019, MOH and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) consulted a wide range of stakeholders and the public on four possible measures to reduce Singaporeans’ sugar intake from pre-packaged SSBs. These were:

-      Mandatory front-of-pack nutrition label;

-      Regulation of advertising;

-      Excise duty on manufacturers and importers; and

-      Ban on sale of higher-sugar SSBs.

MOH and HPB will conduct consumer focus group discussions on the label design, and obtain feedback from the SSB and advertising industries on the implementation details of the two measures over the coming months. More details on these two measures will be shared in 2020.

For further information (in English), click on the Link

See Report on findings from the public consultation on possible measures for pre-packaged sugar-sweetened beverages, click on the Link

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