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With home-based food businesses rising in S'pore amid Covid-19, is it time to regulate them?

The Singapore Food Agency encourages people who handle and prepare food to attend a one-day food safety course at an approved training provider, but does not mandate it.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The most surprising part about the recent food poisoning case involving a home food business was that it took this long for something like that to happen.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, such businesses have mushroomed in Singapore. The low barrier to entry allows people who have lost their jobs or who have less busy work schedules to sell food from home without too much fuss.

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