GTMS encourages food manufacturers to innovate and market a wider variety of healthier
ingredients and products suited to local tastes, thus promoting the uptake of healthier
ingredients into Singapore’s food service industry. All ingredient products under GTMS must be
already certified with the Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS) and from the categories found here.
Separate applications should be submitted for each different Qualifying Ingredient Category, but
more than one product per ingredient type may be included in a single application of the same
Qualifying Ingredient Category.
Each product will be assessed independently for eligibility. The committed sales volume of a
scheme participant’s qualifying products in each Qualifying Ingredient Category (i.e. healthier
oil, wholegrain noodle, wholegrain rice, sugar-sweetened beverage, sauce and dessert) should
however be combined.
Supplier A has healthier oil A, healthier oil B, wholegrain noodle C and wholegrain
noodle D that have been HCS certified.
A single application should be submitted for healthier oils A and B, and sales for the
healthier oil category will be based on combined sales volumes of healthier oils A
A second application should be submitted for wholegrain noodles C and D together, and
sales for the wholegrain noodle category will be based on combined sales volumes of
wholegrain noodles C and D.
Each project’s qualifying period lasts for 1 year and can be renewed on a yearly basis.