The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is seeking feedback from the food industry, as well as interested parties on the draft Food (Amendment No. X) Regulations 2022 (deletion of standards of identity), which is tentatively targeted to come into effect in the fourth quarter of 2022.
SFA has assessed the comments received and plans to carry out the deletion of the standards of identity in two phases:
i. Phase 1 (tentatively targeted for fourth quarter of 2022) – SFA will delete 59 standards of identity that do not contain any food additive provisions; or are not required to interpret the food categories in the existing regulations or Schedules of the Food Regulations which specify the food additive provisions / maximum limits for incidental constituents.
ii. Phase 2 (tentatively targeted for 2023) – SFA will delete the remaining standards of identity after SFA has developed a food category system and migrated all food additive provisions to the food category system. This will address concerns on the impact of the deletion of standards of identity on food additive provisions.
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