Food Standards Committee (FSC)

Food Standards Committee (FSC) was formed in the early 1970s to serve the needs of the food industries for the purpose of trade facilitation through the elimination of technical barriers to trade, improving quality and safety of the food products and protection of consumers.

The role of FSC has evolved over time in order to serve the local food industry to meet global competition. FSC aims to Spearhead Singapore’s development into a world-class vital food hub by supporting key national initiatives under the Food Manufacturing and Food Services Industry Transformation Maps.


This is achieved through develop standards and participate/monitor of Codex Alimentarius Commission and ISO standards to support emerging trends, address industry needs, and safeguard Singapore’s interest.

Emphasis is also placed on areas of standardisation that complement food control activities, elevate indigenous food standards at international level and safeguard Singapore’s interest during the harmonisation of food standards in the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).

The Structure of Food Standards Committee (for the term from Apr 1, 2017 to Mar 31, 2020):


The Scope of FSC

  • Develop, promote and facilitate the implementation of standards across the whole value chain of the food industry from farm to fork
  • Support both national and industry-driven efforts, including legislation, in areas of standardisation that promote safe and sustainable food production and consumption environment for domestic and international needs
  • Elevate indigenous food standards at regional/international level to promote/safeguard Singapore's interest

The Composition of FSC

Capacity Name Representing
Chairman Dr Allan Lim Individual Capacity
Dy Chairman 1 Dr Tan Lee Kim Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore
Dy Chairman 2 Mr Lim Kay Kong Individual Capacity
Advisor Prof Chua Sin Bin Individual Capacity
Advisor Mr Tan Khieng Sin Individual Capacity
Member Mr Siew Kwok Siong Consumer Association of Singapore
Member Mr Munir Hussain Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore
Member Mr Andrew Chan The Restaurant Association of Singapore
Member Mr Ang Khim Wee Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association
Member Mr Richard Khaw Singapore Institute of Food Science & Technology
Member Ms Cyndy Au Singapore Manufacturing Federation
Member Ms Bernice Tay Enterprise Singapore
Member Dr Eunice Pang Health Promotion Board
Member Mr Lim Chee Kang Workforce Singapore
Member Dr Diana Chan Temasek Polytechnic
Member A/Prof Ralph E. Graichen A*STAR
Member Mr Koh Kok Sing Food Innovation & Resource Centre (FIRC)
Member Prof Zhou Weibiao National University of Singapore
Member Mr Selvam A Sevasamy Commonwealth Capital
Member Dr Yap Peng Kang F&N
Member Ms Chong Nyet Chin NTUC Fairprice
Member Ms Lianey Yeap SATS Catering
Secretary Mr Alvin Wee Singapore Manufacturing Federation - Standards Development Organisation