Imported fruit and vegetables are still the foodstuff with the most non-compliances. This was shown in the latest round of testing by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). As food safety statistics from January to June show, 396 of 3,177 consignments of fruits and vegetables failed. A total of 87.5 percent of consignments passed SFA’s standards while all other categories had pass rates higher than 95 percent.
In the previous report, 3,825 consignments of fruit and vegetables were sampled from April to December 2019 with 491 failing. Sample failures were because of microbiological, chemical or pesticide residues exceeding allowable limits.