Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Hawkers must display prices clearly

May 17, 2015

Hawkers must display prices clearly, ST forum, 8/5/2015

WE THANK Mr Pavithran Vidyadharan for his feedback (“Have hawkers display their prices clearly“; last Saturday).

Under our licensing conditions, stallholders in our hawker centres are required to display the prices of food items prominently. Failure to do so may result in the suspension of the hawker’s licence.

Patrons who encounter stallholders who do not display prices of their food items prominently can provide feedback to the National Environment Agency by calling our hotline on 1800-2255-632 (1800-CALL NEA) or e-mailing us at contact_nea@nea.gov.sg

Richard Tan
Director
Hawker Centres Division
National Environment Agency

Efforts to curb touting at Newton Food Centre

December 8, 2014

ST Forum, 24 Sep 2014

Hawker Centres Division
Tel : 1800-2255632

Efforts to curb touting at Newton Food Centre

What travellers arriving in Singapore can bring in

July 13, 2014

ST, 12 Jul 2014
AVA launches mobile app with information on what travellers arriving in Singapore can bring in

To provide travellers with a handy guide on the dos and don’ts of what is allowed, the AVA launched a mobile application called SGTravelKaki in April. It is available for iPhone and Android devices. The SGTravelKaki app covers rules on animals, drugs and medicine, dutiable goods, food, and pet food.

Under Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) rules, travellers into Singapore can bring back fresh fruit and vegetables from all countries, so long as they are in “small, reasonable quantities” and are “hand carried for personal consumption”.

However, a “phytosanitary certificate”, which is basically a health certificate for agricultural products, is needed if the fresh fruit and vegetables are from the American Tropics, which includes countries like Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Such certificates can be obtained from a food and agriculture authority in the country the fruit was bought, and you must have it with you when you return to Singapore.

Under AVA rules, all forms of poultry, including cooked or processed food containing poultry, can be brought in from only 13 countries including Australia, the United States and New Zealand. There’s also a 5kg limit. Hong Kong is not on the list.

Subway sorry for “footlongs” that fall short

March 28, 2013

Subway has apologized for its “Footlong” sandwiches that fell short of expectations.

The world’s largest fast-food chain faced widespread criticism last week after a man posted a photo online showing a “Footlong” next to a tape measure that showed it to be just 11 inches.

Here is the official statement from Subway:

“We regret any instance where we did not fully deliver on our promise to our customers. We freshly bake our bread throughout the day in our more than 38,000 restaurants in 100 countries worldwide, and we have redoubled our efforts to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve. Our commitment remains steadfast to ensure that every SUBWAY Footlong sandwich is 12 inches at each location worldwide.”

The company had already noted last week that bread length could vary when franchisees don’t bake to its exact specifications and that it would reinforce policies to ensure consistency.

Subway declined to comment on lawsuit filed this week by two New Jersey men over the subs.

Critical thinking challenge: With 38,000 locations worldwide, what can Subway do to ensure that all its footlongs are truly a foot long?

Define this word: franchisees

–>Posted on January 27, 2013 (TweenTribune)