A Singapore company was fined S$7,500 on July 3) for illegally importing more than 2.5 tons of fresh vegetables from Malaysia, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a media release.
In March, officers from the former Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) detected 2,585kg of undeclared and under-declared vegetables in a consignment which was imported from Malaysia by Gold Horse Enterprise. The vegetables seized included leeks, capsicum, spring onions, mustard leaves, mint leaves, matrimony vine, french bean, caixin, sweet corn, Japanese cucumber, as well as zucchinis. All of the illegal consignments were seized and destroyed.
"Illegally imported food products are of unknown sources and pose a food safety risk," the SFA told channelnewsasia.com. "In Singapore, food imports must meet SFA requirements and food safety standards. Food can only be imported by licensed importers, and every consignment must be declared and accompanied with a valid import permit.”