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: Singapore introduces industry standard to guide sales of food products on online platforms to ensure food safety

MR No.: 002/23

Singapore Standard (SS) 687: 2022 (Guidelines for food e-commerce) was launched at the Singapore Manufacturing Federation’s Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute (SIPI) Food Tech 2023 event today to provide guidance to e-commerce players on their roles and responsibilities related to food safety and providing information to consumers. Announced by Ms. Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, SS 687 covers key stages, best practices, and activities critical for the food e-commerce industry to ensure the safety of food products sold via online platforms.

The standard was jointly developed by a multi-stakeholder Working Group comprising Food Industry Asia (FIA) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), in partnership with the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and various industry players such as local food e-commerce platforms, food delivery platforms, and supermarket retailers. The Working Group was appointed by the Singapore Standards Council (SSC), overseen by Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG).

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