Food Shop Licence
Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation
Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance
Initial Setup only
Filing and Maintenance Requirements
(1) No person shall operate or use or knowingly permit a food establishment to be used for any of the purposes specified in the First Schedule without first obtaining a licence from the Director-General. (2) Upon any conviction under subsection (1), the Director-General may, by order in writing addressed to the convicted person, require that the place or premises or any part thereof where the offence took place shall no longer be operated or used as a food establishment as from such date as the Director-General shall specify in the order. (3) Where the convicted person fails to comply with any order under subsection (2), the Director-General (a) may take steps or measures as are necessary to ensure that the order is complied with; and (b) shall be entitled to recover from that person the costs and expenses incurred by the Director-General in doing so.
(1) Any person who contravenes section 32(1), 33, 34(1), 35, 36, 37(5), 38(1), 39(1) or (2), 40(1) or (9) or 41(1) shall be guilty of an offence and (a) in the case of any contravention of section 33, 34(1), 37(5), 39(2) or 41(1) (i) the person shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000; and (ii) where the person is a repeat offender, the person shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both; and (b) in the case of any contravention of section 32(1), 35, 36, 38(1), 39(1) or 40(1) or (9) (i) the person shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000; and (ii) where the person is a repeat offender, the person shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both. (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a person is a repeat offender in relation to an offence under subsection (1) if the person who is convicted, or found guilty, of an offence under that subsection (referred to as the current offence) for contravening section 32(1), 33, 34(1), 35, 36, 37(5), 38(1), 39(1) or (2), 40(1) or (9) or 41(1) (a) has been convicted or found guilty on at least one other earlier occasion of an offence under that subsection for contravening the same provision as the current offence; or (b) has (whether before, on or after the date of commencement of section 12 of the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Act 2014) been convicted or found guilty on at least one other earlier occasion of an offence under section 42(1) in force immediately before that date for contravening the same provision as the current offence."
Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments
For the operation of a food shop where there is retail sale of food and/or beverage. You will need the following information to fill in the form: 1. SingPass. 2. Particulars of applicant (Individual, Company, Society or Authorised Person) such as name, NRIC, address and contact details. 3. Particulars of food handlers and / or Food Hygiene Officers (where applicable). Please note the licence fee will be revised to S$195 (1-year licence) with effect from 1 January 2015 For more detailed guidelines please visit: https://licences.business.gov.sg/SHINE/sop/WebPageHandler?p=OASIS&pn=SelectLicences&LicenceID=1002&ss=FAQ