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The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has issued Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

This proposed regulation contains trade facilitating measures, such as provisions for the use of new additives and ingredients in food, as well as the extension of use of existing food additives. The proposed regulation specifies the following:

  1. New food additives and ingredients
  2. Extension of the use of existing food additives to additional food categories
  3. Deletion of additive provisions
  4. Adoption of extraneous maximum residue limits for pesticides

The draft was opened for consultation until February 6, 2018.