Environmental Public Health Act
(Chapter 95, Section 113)
Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations
Rg 16
G.N. No. S 144/1993

(31st January 2000)
[1st June 1993]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“catering establishment” means a catering establishment as described in the First Schedule to the Act;
[S 674/2011 wef 15/02/2012]
“chilled fresh”, in relation to raw meat and uncooked fish, means raw meat or uncooked fish, as the case may be, that is stored in a refrigerated facility at a temperature not below 0º C and not above 4º C;
[S 222/2000 wef 01/05/2000 ]
“cooked food” means any food which is wholly or partially cooked or raw food which is ordinarily consumed raw;
“food hygiene officer”, in relation to any licensed premises, means a person who, for the purpose of ensuring the standard of hygiene and sanitation in the licensed premises, is responsible for —
(a)supervising and overseeing any person who is engaged in the sale or preparation for sale of any food in the licensed premises; and
(b)auditing the personal and food hygiene practices and the cleaning operations in the licensed premises;
[S 522/2010 wef 27/09/2010]
“frozen”, in relation to raw meat, means raw meat stored in a refrigerated facility at a temperature not above –12º C;
[S 222/2000 wef 01/05/2000 ]
“licence” means a licence or permit referred to in section 32, 33, 34, 35 or 36 of the Act;
“licensed premises” means the premises, showboard, stall or vehicle specified in a licence;
“licensee” means a person who holds a valid licence and includes any nominee appointed by a licensee under regulation 7(1);
“preparation”, in relation to the preparation for sale of food, includes the manufacture, packing, delivery, carriage, storage and serving of food and “prepare” shall be construed accordingly;
“raw meat” does not include raw fish and uncooked fish;
[S 222/2000 wef 01/05/2000 ]
“street vendor” means a person who holds a valid licence to sell or expose for sale any food or goods in any showboard or stall, which is erected along a road, lane, alley, back-lane or footway;
“thawed frozen”, in relation to raw meat, means raw meat frozen and then thawed at a temperature not above 4ºC;
[S 222/2000 wef 01/05/2000]
“uncooked fish” means raw fish that is intended to be consumed raw.
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