At Synergy Asia Training & Consulting, we work closely with industry partners and related agency partners to ensure that our training programs are up to date and in line with the policies set in place.
AVA – Agri Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore
AVA’s role in the protection of the living environment in Singapore and safeguarding the health of animals, fish and plants. Constantly evolving, the swirl adds a global perspective as AVA diversifies its food sources worldwide, while simultaneously developing Singapore into a regional hub of excellence for agrotechnology and agribusinesses.
As a statutory board, AVA is equipped with greater autonomy and flexibility to enable it to better respond to the challenges faced by the food and agriculture industry. AVA now regulates the safety of both fresh produce and processed foods, from production right up to just before retail.
National Environmental Agency
NEA regulates the food retail industry in Singapore to ensure that food sold at retail outlets is prepared hygienically and thus safe for consumption. This is important as Singapore has a reputation as a food paradise – from local hawker fare to international haute cuisine, there is no shortage of options to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.
NEA licenses all food retail businesses, such as restaurants, cafes, snack bars, supermarkets, mobile food wagons and food caterers. Application forms for food retail businesses can be downloaded from the website. Additionally, NEA’s Code of Practice on Environmental Health sets down guidelines addressing environmental health concerns in the design of food establishments.
Singapore Accreditation Council
Formed in 1996, the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) is the national authority for the independent accreditation of conformity assessment bodies in Singapore. Operating under SPRING Singapore, a statutory board of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, SAC also builds trust in Singapore products and services by strengthening Singapore’s technical infrastructure for conformity assessments and forging mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) with our economic partners SAC’s primary function is to accredit conformity assessment services, such as testing, calibration, inspection and certification.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission, established by FAO and WHO in 1963 develops harmonised international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade. The Commission also promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
ISO is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer or voluntary International Standards.