NOTICE PAPER NO. 1703
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 14 FEBRUARY 2023
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Yip Hon Weng
MP for Yio Chu Kang
Question No. 2691
To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the Ministry doing to raise public awareness on Nutri-Grade labelling and encourage the public to make more informed and healthier choices; (b) what are the specific key-performance indicators of the success of Nutri-Grade labelling; and (c) what is the planned timeline for the provision of industry guidance and onboarding of establishments with regard to mandatory labelling for freshly-prepared drinks.
1. Nutri-Grade mark was rolled out in December 2022, to help consumers make informed beverage purchases. We believe that with time, more and more people will familiarize themselves with it.
2. Nutri-Grade measures seek to decrease median sugar level across beverages, increase consumer preference for beverages with lower sugar and saturated fat content, and reduce Singaporean’s overall sugar consumption from beverages. HPB tracks these through market data on beverages’ supply and demand, and the National Nutrition Survey. There has been good progress so far.
3 The measures for freshly prepared beverages will come into effect in end 2023.