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Singapore Food Agency (SFA) oversees the holistic management of food industry from “farm to fork”. This includes non-retail food establishments such as food processing/manufacturing establishments, cold stores, slaughterhouses; as well as food retail establishments such as food shops, food stalls, National Environment Agency (NEA) hawker stalls and supermarkets.

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Licensed Food Establishments

Title : Licensed Food Establishments (End Of Period), Annual

Number

Data Items

2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Non-Retail Food Establishments * Refers to non-retail food establishments such as food processing/manufacturing (including central kitchen) establishments, cold stores and slaughterhouses where food is manufactured, processed, prepared or packed for the purpose of distribution to wholesalers and retailers. With effect from 2002 and prior to 1 Apr 2019, licensing of all food factories for distribution comes under the purview of Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore.

1,548
1,618
1,664
1,738
1,801
1,852
1,897
2,079

Food Shops * Refers to retail food establishments such as coffeeshops (main operator licence), restaurants, eateries, food catering businesses and private markets.

15,875
16,490
17,196
18,035
18,823
19,675
20,176
21,073

Food Stalls * Refers to individual food stalls located within coffeeshops, food courts, canteens, private markets and non-National Environment Agency hawker centres (which includes hawker centres managed by private owners, Housing Development Board (HDB) and JTC Corporation).

13,979
14,179
14,350
14,567
14,698
14,569
14,773
14,455

Supermarkets * Refers to retail supermarkets with a physical shop. Does not include online stores (or e-stores).

441
469
491
516
530
555
577
632

National Environment Agency Hawker Stalls * Refers to stalls located within National Environment Agency managed hawker centres.

13,828
13,440
13,310
13,329
13,401
13,400
13,483
13,570
SOURCE : SINGAPORE FOOD AGENCY

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