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Singapore Food Label
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Singapore Food Label

The food label presents the most direct way to communicate the contents of a food product to its consumers. It is a legal requirement in most countries. It helps consumers to make informed decisions when purchasing food products. It contains information about how to store and use the food product safely. 


By the Singapore Food Acts, a pre-packaged food must include the following information in English on its label1:

  1. Name or description of food

  2. Statement of ingredients,

  3. Net quantity of food in package,

  4. Name and address of local food business,

  5. Country of origin (only for imported food products.


Nutrition labeling is required when nutrition claims or permitted health claims are made1. The information to be declared in the panel includes the energy, protein, fat and carbohydrate contents of the food1. Declaration of other nutrients is mandatory when such nutrients are the subject of a nutrition claim1.

So watch out for the aboves before you make the purchase!

1 https://www.sfa.gov.sg/food-information/labelling-packaging-information/labelling-guidelines-for-food-importers-manufacturers

Posted on 3 August 2021

Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun

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