Legislation

CHAPTER 5
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority Act (Chapter 5)

The AVA Act is an Act to establish the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, to provide for its functions and powers, and for matters connected therewith.

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (Certification Mark) (No. 2) Notification 2004
Regulations under AVA Act 
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (Certification Mark) (No. 3) Notification 2004
Regulations under AVA Act 
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (Certification Mark) Notification 2004
Regulations under AVA Act 
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (Certification Marks) Regulations 2004
Regulations under AVA Act 
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (Food Safety Excellence Mark) Notification 2011
Regulations under AVA Act 
Appointment of Chief Executive of Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority
Regulations under AVA Act 
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CHAPTER 7
Animals and Birds Act (Chapter 7)

The Animals and Birds Act is An Act for preventing the introduction into, and the spreading within, Singapore of diseases of animals, birds or fish; for the control of the movement of animals, birds or fish into, within and from Singapore; for the prevention of cruelty to animals, birds or fish; for measures pertaining to the general welfare and improvement of animals, birds or fish in Singapore and for purposes incidental thereto.

Animals and Birds (Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes) Rules
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
Animals and Birds (Composition of Offences) Rules
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
Animals and Birds (Disease) Notification
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
Animals and Birds (Dog Licensing and Control) Rules
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 

For the avoidance of doubt, Rule 17 (Transitional and Savings provisions) of the Animals and Birds (Dog Licensing and Control) Rules has been repealed. Please refer to Rule 13 of the Animals and Birds (Dog Licensing and Control) (Amendment) Rules 2010 for the Transitional and Savings provisions.

Animals and Birds (Fees) Rules 2009
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
Animals and Birds (Importation) Order 2009
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
Animals and Birds (Licensing of Farms) Rules
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
Animals and Birds (Live Fish) Rules 2011
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
Animals and Birds (Pet Shop and Exhibition) Rules
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
Animals and Birds (Pigeons) Rules
Regulations under Animals and Birds Act 
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CHAPTER 57A
Control of Plants Act (Chapter 57A)

The Control of Plants Act is an Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the cultivation, import, transhipment and export of plants and plant products, the protection of plants and plant products against pests and diseases, the control of the introduction of pests into Singapore, the use of pesticides, the measures pertaining to the development and improvement of the plant industry in Singapore and for purposes connected therewith.

Amendments to AVA Pesticides Register No. 166
Regulations under Control of Plants Act 
Amendments to AVA Pesticides Register No. 2023
Regulations under Control of Plants Act 
AVA Pesticides Register No. 167
Regulations under Control of Plants Act 
AVA Pesticides Register No. 172
AVA Pesticides Register 
AVA Pesticides Register No. 1801
AVA Pesticides Register 
AVA Pesticides Register No. 233
AVA Pesticides Register 
AVA Pesticides Register No. 284
AVA Pesticides Register 
AVA Pesticides Register No. 315
Regulations under Control of Plants Act 
Cancellation of Registration of Pesticides No. 165
Regulations under Control of Plants Act 
Cancellation of Registration of Pesticides No. 171
Cancellation of Registration of Pesticides 
Endangered Species (Import & Export) Act

The Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act is an act to give effect to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora by controlling the importation, exportation and introduction from the sea of certain animals and plants and parts of such animals and plants and for matters connected therewith.

Endangered Species (Import and Export) (Composition of Offences) Rules 2008
Regulations under Engangered Species Act 
Endangered Species (Import and Export) (Exemption from Section 4(1)) Order 2006
Regulations under Engangered Species Act 
Endangered Species (Import and Export) (Fees) Rules 2006
Regulations under Engangered Species Act 
Endangered Species (Import and Export) (Prohibition of Sale) Notification 
Regulations under Engangered Species Act 
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CHAPTER 105
Feeding Stuffs Act (Chapter 105)

The Feeding Stuffs Act is An Act to provide for the control of feeding stuffs for animals and birds.

Feeding Stuffs (Composition of Offences) Rules 2005
Regulations under Feeding Stuffs Act 
Feeding Stuffs (Licensing, Analysis and Fees) Rules
Regulations under Feeding Stuffs Act 
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CHAPTER 111
Fisheries Act (Chapter 111)

The Fisheries Act is an Act for the protection and conservation of fisheries, and to make provision for the control of fishing, the control of the marketing and distribution of fish and the use and control of fishing ports and harbours, for measures pertaining to the general welfare and improvement of the fishing industry in Singapore and for purposes incidental thereto.

Exemption from Rule 14(1)(f) of Fisheries (Fishing Harbour) Rules
Regulations under Fisheries Act 
Fisheries (Composition of Offences) Rules
Regulations under Fisheries Act 
Fisheries (Fish Culture Farms) Rules
Regulations under Fisheries Act 
Fisheries (Fishing Gear) Rules
Regulations under Fisheries Act 
Fisheries (Fishing Harbour) Rules
Regulations under Fisheries Act 
Fisheries (Fishing Vessels) Rules
Regulations under Fisheries Act 
Fisheries (Piranha) Rules
Regulations under Fisheries Act 
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CHAPTER 283
Sale of Food Act (Chapter 283)

The Sale of Food Act is an Act for securing wholesomeness and purity of food and fixing standards for the same; for preventing the sale or other disposition, or the use of articles dangerous or injurious to health; to provide for the regulation of food establishments.
Circular on Key Amendments to the Sale of Food Act (New)
Sale of Food (Amendment) Bill (New)

Food Regulations
Regulations under Sale of Food Act 

Public Consultation:
- Consultation On Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (New)
- Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (New)
- Consultation On Proposed Amendments To The Food Regulations Regarding Labelling And Advertising Requirements For Infant Formula (New)
- Amendments To The Food Regulations Regarding Labelling And Advertising Requirements For Infant Formula: Frequently Asked Questions (New)
-Consultation On Proposed Amendments To The Food Regulations Regarding Microbiological Standards For Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Food (Closed)
-Consultation On Proposed Amendments To The Food Regulations Regarding Maximum Limit For Inorganic Arsenic In Husked Rice (Closed)


Response to comments received from public consultation:
- Response to comments received from the public consultation on proposed amendments to the Food Regulations regarding maximum limit for inorganic arsenic in husked rice (New)
-Response to comments received from the public consultation on the Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2017
-Response to comments received from the public consultation on proposed amendments to the Food Regulations regarding the maximum limit for lead in infant and follow- on formula
-Response to comments received from the public consultation on deletion of provisions for propyl para-hydroxybenzoate and its sodium salt

Other resources:
-Food (Amendment) Regulations 2017
-Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017
-List of Permitted Food Additives
-List of Chinese Medicinal Materials (CMM) Commonly Used in Food
-Incidental Constituents in Food

Sale of Food (Composition of Offences) Regulations
Regulations under Sale of Food Act 
Sale of Food (Fees) Regulations
Regulations under Sale of Food Act 
Sale of Food (Food Establishments) Regulations
Regulations under Sale of Food Act 
Sale of Food (Prohibition of Chewing Gum) Regulations
Regulations under Sale of Food Act 
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CHAPTER 349A
Wholesome Meat and Fish Act (Chapter 349A)

The Wholesome Meat and Fish Act is an Act to regulate the slaughtering of animals and the processing, packing, inspection, import, distribution, sale, transhipment and export of meat products and fish products and for matters connected therewith.

Wholesome Meat and Fish (Fees) Rules 2006
Regulations under Wholesome Meat and Fish Act 
Wholesome Meat and Fish (Import, Export and Transhipment) Rules
Regulations under Wholesome Meat and Fish Act 
Wholesome Meat and Fish (Processing Establishments And Cold Stores) Rules
Regulations under Wholesome Meat and Fish Act 
Wholesome Meat and Fish (Slaughter-Houses) Rules
Regulations under Wholesome Meat and Fish Act 
Wholesome Meat and Fish (Transportation Of Meat Products) Rules
Regulations under Wholesome Meat and Fish Act 
Wholesome Meat and Fish (Wholesale Market) Rules
Regulations under Wholesome Meat and Fish Act 
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CHAPTER 351
Wild Animals and Birds Act (Chapter 351)

The Wild Animals and Birds Act is an Act relating to wild animals and birds.

Wild Animals (Licensing) Order
Regulations under Wild Animals and Birds Act 
Wild Animals and Birds (Bird Sanctuaries) Order
Regulations under Wild Animals and Birds Act 
Wild Animals and Birds (Composition of Offences) Order 2005
Regulations under Wild Animals and Birds Act 
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AVA administers a total of 9 Statutes, namely, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority Act, the Animals and Birds Act, the Control of Plants Act, Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act, the Feeding Stuffs Act, Fisheries Act, the Sale of Food Act, the Wholesome Meat and Fish Act, the Wild Animals and Birds Act, and their subsidiary legislation.

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