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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 manufacturers, cold stores, slaughterhouses; as well as food retail establishments such as hawker stalls, coffee shops, restaurants, cafes, takeaway, supermarkets, and food caterers.

Data

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Licensed Food Establishments

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

Number

Data Items

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Non-retail Food Establishments * Refers to establishments 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.

1,482
1,548
1,618
1,664
1,738
1,801
1,853
1,895

Food Shops * Refers to establishments which are licensed to retail food businesses.

15,307
15,875
16,490
17,196
18,035
18,823
19,675
20,159

Food Stalls * Refers to smaller compartmentalised units which are housed within a food shop.

13,776
13,979
14,179
14,350
14,567
14,698
14,569
14,425

Supermarkets * Refers to retail shops that sell meat, fish, fruit, vegetable, poultry, egg or other article of food (cooked or uncooked) and other household items.

422
441
469
491
516
530
555
577

Private Markets * Refers to markets (shops and stalls) licensed to private operators for the sale of meat, fish, fruit, vegetable, poultry, egg or other article of food (cooked or uncooked).

280
323
318
331
313
323
305
365
SOURCE : SINGAPORE FOOD AGENCY

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External Sources

Hawkers and Food Establishments
Singapore Food Agency View