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SINGAPORE AGRI-FOOD BUSINESS DIRECTORY 2019
NEW CHAMPION FOR SINGAPORE’S FOOD INDUSTRY
F ollowing a reorganisation, a new statutory board called the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be formed on 1
April 2019, to oversee food safety and security. It will take over the food-related functions presently carried out by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA).
Headed by the AVA’s current chief executive of cer, Lim Kok Thai, the SFA will come under the Ministry for the Environment and Water
Resources (MEWR). With this revamp, the AVA will be dissolved and its animal-related functions transferred to the National Parks Board under the Ministry of National Development (MND).
The formation of a dedicated food agency will bene t consumers and businesses alike. In the event of a food-borne disease outbreak, response will be more ef cient and there will be better co-ordination when products have to be traced and recalled. “This enables the SFA to address lapses more quickly and more holistically, and streamline public feedback to
HSA functions to be transferred
Food Safety Lab
AVA functions to be distributed
Functions currently managed by Nparks
Wildlife conser vat ion and ecology
Horticultural Science
Re-organisation of functions
                            
                  
transferred
Food Hygiene
Food-related Laboratory
        
Food Safety and Security
Food-related Laboratory
        
Animal Health, Welfare and Management
Plant Health Control
Animal and Plant-related
                   
NParks
Animal and Veterinary Service
Wildlife Management
Plant Health Management
Singapore Food Agency (SFA)
Food Safety (including food hygiene)
Food Supply
National Centre for Food Science (Food safety laboratory             
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