Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment what is the target timeline for (i) allowing the import and sale of insects as food for human consumption and (ii) issuing licences for domestic insect farming for human consumption.
Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is conducting a public consultation on the regulatory framework for the import, local farming, processing and sale of insect products for human consumption. The public consultation will end on 4 December 2022. SFA will consider the feedback and announce details when ready. This would also depend on industry readiness to meet the regulatory requirements and consumers’ acceptance for such products.
Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
30 November 2022