Sin Li-Hin Frozen Food Pte Ltd, a licensed meat importer, was fined S$40,000 by the Court today for failure to arrange for inspection, examination and certification by SFA, as well as for selling a consignment of frozen chicken patties (imported in April 2022) prior to inspection.
2 In Singapore, upon import of meat and fish products, importers must arrange for these products to be inspected, examined and certified by an authorised examiner before it is sold, distributed or exported. Meat or fish products which are found to be unfit for human consumption will be seized and disposed.
3 Offenders who had failed to arrange an inspection of their meat and fish consignments are liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding S$10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
Offenders who had sold their meat consignments which had not been inspected are liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding S$50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding S$100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years.
Issued by the Singapore Food Agency
18 Jan 2023