Illegal import of fresh fruits, vegetables and processed foods Singaporean importer fined $6,000
By: Date: 2021-02-19 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On February 17, 2021, the Food Authority of Singapore announced that Chai Yuen Di Vegetable LLP was fined US$6,000 for illegally importing fresh fruits, vegetables and processed food.

   In February 2020, the Food Authority of Singapore found 187.5 kilograms of undeclared fresh fruits and vegetables and 584 kilograms of undeclared processed food in the goods imported from Malaysia by Chai Yuen Di Vegetable LLP. The illegal goods have now been confiscated.
   The Food Authority of Singapore stated that illegally importing foods of unknown origin can cause food safety risks. All food imported into Singapore must meet the requirements of the Food Authority and food safety standards. Only licensed importers can import food, and each batch of goods must be declared and accompanied by a valid import permit. The illegal import of fresh fruits and vegetables can be convicted of a fine of up to US$10,000 or up to three years in prison. Illegal imports of processed foods can be fined up to US$1,000, and if convicted later, they can be fined up to US$2,000.
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