Labelling of food products

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Ongoing compliance requirement

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    To comply with the labeling and packing requirements

  • Penalty

    Sections 16 and 49: selling food which is not labelled in accordance with the SFA and the Sale of Food Act (Food Regulations) A fine of up to S$5,000. In the case of a second/subsequent conviction, a fine of up to S$10,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3 months applies

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    The label shall be legibly and durably written on or attached to the package of food, and shall state the following information in English: (a) name/description of the food; (b) a statement of ingredients; (c) declaration of allergenic ingredients; (d) net content; (e) name and address of the local manufacturer or importer; and (f) country of origin of the food. (g) Nutrition content claims and health claims (h) Mandatory warnings and advisory statements (i) Trade measurement markings A nutrition claim must be supported by a nutrition information panel. The nutrition information panel must specify the energy value, the amounts of protein, carbohydrate and fat, and the amount of any other nutrients which are the subject of the nutrition claim. A nutrition information panel is not required if the pre-packed food in question has a total surface area of less than 100 cm2 and has included in its label statements about the quantity of each nutrient or the energy yield of the food in support of the specific nutrition claim. The Food Regulations set out a prescribed form for the nutritional information panel, and more guidelines are provided in the Nutrition Handbook.