A joint alliance by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Future Ready Food Safety Hub, or FRESH (未来食品安全中心), presents a unique partnership between regulators, public researchers and industry to collectively and proactively build capabilities in food safety and risk assessment science.
Our key focus is on the integration of food safety assessment into the R&D process to ensure “safety by design” and accelerate the time-to-market of novel foods and agri-food technology and processes.
To close the current gap in scientific capabilities for food safety risk assessment and validation, to support industry in new product development.
To strengthen Singapore’s food safety ecosystem, by providing a neutral platform to foster collaboration between regulators, public research performers and industry on food safety R&D
To enable regulatory responsiveness through early exposure of regulatory scientists to novel methodology developed in the food industry, to address breaking food safety issues early, and hence accelerate product time-to-market
To build food safety science and R&D capabilities for Singapore's new food innovation ecosystem, and contribute to national and global efforts to achieve food security.
To provide a neutral scientific platform to promote collaboration in food safety research and enhance Singapore's regulatory readiness for novel food innovations.
FRESH, established to propel food safety research in 'Food Safety Science & Innovation' under the Singapore Food Story (SFS) R&D Programme, also plays a crucial role in enhancing local food safety science capabilities, contributing to the growth of Singapore's burgeoning food innovation ecosystem.