28 Jan '15, 3am

Local standard for organic food in works

Local standard for organic food in works

Consumers may soon get to buy organic vegetables with a local stamp of approval. A unit under the Singapore Manufacturing Federation is developing a new standard for organic produce, The Straits Times has learnt. "Organic certification may build upon this new standard," said its spokesman in response to queries. But as discussions with stakeholders are still at a preliminary stage, the federation's Standards Development Organisation is unable to disclose further information, she added. Currently, Singapore farmers who want to label and sell their produce as organic must obtain certification from an organic certification body overseas. There are at least 200 of them from more than 80 countries, and each sets its own standards. There is no widely recognised official organic food standard in Singapore, and the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said it does not have a definit...

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