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On February 9, 2021, the Singapore Food Authority announced that a Chinese citizen was prosecuted for illegally importing meat products.
On January 27, 2021, a Chinese citizen imported about 153 kg of undeclared meat products from China, including pork sausages and frozen chicken, without a valid import license. On the same day, officials of the Singapore Immigration Bureau found these products in the luggage of a Chinese citizen while inspecting passenger luggage at Changi Airport Terminal 1. The case was transferred to the Singapore Food Authority for follow-up investigation.
The Singapore Food Authority will prosecute Chinese citizens in court for illegally importing meat products without a valid import license.
The Food Authority of Singapore stated that illegal importation of meat or foods of unknown origin will 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. In addition, meat and its products can only be imported from overseas sources approved by SFA to ensure food safety.
Illegal importation of meat products from unapproved sources can be fined US$50,000 or imprisoned for two years. Once convicted, they can be fined up to $100,000 or imprisoned for up to three years.
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