Singapore Unveils Amended Food Regulations

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On Jan. 30, 2019, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) publicized Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019, announcing changes to standards for food additives, contaminants and health claims. Food products available for sale on or after 1 February 2019 shall comply with the new requirements. Major changes are:

Before the revision, only products containing barley derived β-Glucan were allowed to bear a health claim. Now products containing oat derived β-glucan, may use the following claim in a label:
“Oat beta-glucans have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High blood cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.”



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