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PROVISION SHOP ILLEGALLY IMPORTED 142KG OF RAW MEAT FROM MYANMAR, FINED $14,000

Provision shop Travelling Art Pte Ltd was fined $14,000 for importing seafood and meat products illegally from Myanmar and possessing raw meat for sale which were not labelled.

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In Nov 2021, SFA officers inspected the minimart and seized more than 142kg of seafood and meat products which had no valid import permit.

Another 39kg of raw chicken, beef and pork were also seized. The raw meats were repacked into smaller packets without affixing any labels and were intended for sale.

In Singapore, food imports must meet SFA’s requirements. Food can only be imported by licensed importers, and every consignment must be declared and accompanied with a valid import permit. Illegally imported food products are of unknown sources and pose a food safety risk.

Under the Wholesome Meat and Fish Act, offenders who illegally import meat or fish products, or possess meat items for sale which are not labelled in the prescribed manner shall be liable on conviction to a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or imprisonment for a term not more than two years.

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