05 Mar '11, 8am

New measure requires caterers to label food with expiry time - AsiaOne: AsiaOneNew measure requires caterers to

New measure requires caterers to label food with expiry time - AsiaOne: AsiaOneNew measure requires caterers to

A new ruling will require food caterers to time-stamp meal packets and put up advisory notices at buffet tables to inform people when the food must be consumed by. The ruling will come into effect at the end of the year. Minister of State for the Environment Amy Khor announced this on Friday in a move to provide added protection against people getting food poisoning. She said that studies show that food may not be safe for eating beyond four hours from the time it has been cooked, if it is not properly stored. Caterers are targetted here because they serve food to a large number of people at any one time. Any "lapses in their food handling processes can potentially result in mass food poisoning", she said. Dr Khor stressed that the new labelling measure is part of the Environment Ministry's effort to ensure the safety of cooked food, and punishment will be in accordance wi...

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