SINGAPORE – The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has put forward proposed amendments to federal regulations that would introduce new ingredients into infant formula and extend the use of permitted food additives.

These proposed changes aim to align Singapore’s regulations with international standards and ensure the safety and nutritional quality of infant formula and other food products.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is considering amendments to allow the use of new ingredients in infant formula, including sodium salts of 3′-sialyllactose, 6′-sialyllactose, and 3-fucosyllactose. These ingredients would be permitted at specified maximum levels based on the infant’s age.

Additionally, the proposed changes involve increasing the maximum levels for already permitted ingredients like 2’-fucosyllactose and lactose-N-tetraose to levels comparable to those naturally found in human milk.

These proposed changes are backed by positive evidence of the safety and efficacy of these ingredients, with levels aligning with those permitted in other regions like the EU and the U.S.

In addition to infant formula ingredients, SFA’s proposed amendments extend to food additives regulations.

These amendments include aligning the permitted forms of steviol glycosides with Codex Alimentarius guidelines and extending the use of permitted food additives such as L-theanine and sucralose in specific food categories.

These amendments aim to enhance regulatory clarity and ensure consistency with international standards while maintaining safety and quality standards for food products sold in Singapore.

SFA is currently seeking public feedback on the proposed amendments until March 31, 2024. Stakeholders and the public are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions to contribute to the development of robust and effective food regulations.

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