No. S 479
Sale of Food Act
(Chapter 283)
Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 38(1) of the Sale of Food Act, the Minister for the Environment hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1998 and shall come into operation on 15th September 1998.
Amendment of regulation 11
2.  Table 1 of the regulation 11 of the Food Regulations (Rg 1) is amended by inserting, immediately below the item " Vitamin B6, pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine", the following items and entries in the appropriate columns as shown hereunder:
Substances
To be calculated as
Daily allowance
"Vitamin B12, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin
Micrograms of cyanocobalamin
2.0 mcg
Folic acid, folate
Micrograms of folic acid
200 mcg".
Amendment of regulation 18
3.  Regulation 18 of the Food Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph (4), the following paragraph:
(5)  The base for artificial sweetener tablets may contain –
(a)calcium stearate; and
(b)croscarmellose sodium”.
Amendment of regulation 22
4.  Regulation 22(2) of the Food Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after the words "propylene glycol" in the fifth line, the word ", triacetin".
Amendment of regulation 31
5.  Regulation 31 of the Food Regulations is amended –
(a)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (1), the following paragraph:
(1A)  No person shall import, sell, advertise, manufacture, consign or deliver any seaweed containing inorganic arsenic in excess of 2 ppm.”; and
(b)by inserting, immediately after "1 ppm" in paragraph (4), the words "or any seaweed containing cadmium in excess of 2 ppm."
New regulation 91A
6.  The Food Regulations are amended by inserting, immediately after regulation 91, the following regulation:
Fat spread
91A.—(1)  Fat spread shall be table spread which is food in the form of a spreadable emulsion, principally of edible animal or vegetable fats or oils with water or milk products or both.
(2)  Fat spread may contain permitted colouring matter, anti-oxidant, emulsifier, flavouring agent and permitted sequestrant as provided in regulation 26(4).
(3)  Fat spread with less than 80% total fat may contain permitted preservative.
(4)  Fat spread does not include margarine and butter.”.
Amendment of regulation 117
7.  The Food Regulations are amended by renumbering regulation 117 as paragraph (1) of that regulation, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraphs:
(2)  Natamycin may be applied to the rind of a cheese by dipping or by spraying such that the proportion of natamycin in a sample taken from the surface to a depth of less than 5 mm, is not greater than 1 mg/sq dm.
(3)  Natamycin should not be detected at a depth of 5 mm or more and should not be used together with sorbic acid.”.
Amendment of regulation 252
8.  Regulation 252 of the Food Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph (8), the following paragraph:
(9)  Long chain (20 and 22 carbon atoms) polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCP) may be added to infant formula but their content shall not exceed –
(a)1% of the total fat content for n-3 LCP; and
(b)2% of the total fat content for n-6 LCP (1% of the total fat content for arachidonic acid),
and the eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5 n-3) content shall not exceed that of docosahexaenoic (22:6 n-3) acid content.”.
Amendment of Fifth Schedule
9.  The Fifth Schedule to the Food Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately below the item "Drinking chocolate concentrate", the following item and entry in the appropriate columns as shown hereunder:
UNKNOWN
Amendmend of Sixth Schedule
10.  Part I of the Sixth Schedule to the Food Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately below the heading "Green Shade" in item 3, the following item in the appropriate columns:
chlorophyll-copper complex and sodium and potassium salts of chlorophyllin copper complex
Colour Index 75810
”.
Amendment of Seventh Schedule
11.  The Seventh Schedule to the Food Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after the words "carboxyl methyl cellulose;" in the item relating to "Cellulose", the words "croscarmellose sodium;"
Amendment of Ninth Schedule
12.  The Ninth Schedule to the Food Regulations is amended –
(a)by inserting, immediately below the item "Adipic Acid", the item "Alpha-amylase (endo-amylase from a genetically modified strain of Bacillus licheniformis);";
(b)by inserting, immediately below the item "Beeswax", the item "Beta-glucanase (endo-glucanase from Bacillus subtilis);";
(c)by inserting, immediately below the item "Citric acid", the item "Endo-protease (metallo protease from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens);";
(d)by inserting, immediately below the item "Malic acid", the item "Maltogenic amylase (amylase from a genetically modified strain of Bacillus subtilis);"; and
(e)by inserting, immediately below the item "Tartaric acid", the item "Transglutaminase (transferase prepared from Streptoverticillium mobaraense variant);".
[G.N. No.S 491/91; S 179/92; S 336/92; S398/93; S 340/98]

Made this 12th day of September 1998.

TAN GEE PAW
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of the Environment,
Singapore.
[ENV/LD/CF/39 Vol. 3 (7); AG/LEG/SL/283/98/1 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 38(3) of the Sale of Food Act).