QRM wrote:I heard poopy seeds are banned in Singapore or is that another urban myth, like the government wanted to sterilise all uneducated women?
Unfortunately not entirely a myth. Poppy seed cake one of my favorite
1. I would like to know if I am allowed to bring poppy seeds into Singapore for my baking business.
Poppy seeds are classified as prohibited goods. Any company or person who wishes to import them or any foodstuff that contain the substance must submit the Inward Declaration Form which can also be downloaded from http://www.tradexchange.gov.sg
together with a certificate from the exporting country or the country of orgin of the poppy seeds. A sample of the seeds or related product is to be sent to the Director, Centre for Forensic Science, Health Sciences Authority (HSA) at 11 Outram Road, Singapore 169078 (Attn: Dr Lee Tong Kooi) by the importer for analysis and to submit the results of analysis to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). In the event HSA certifies that the poppy seeds are cleared of any controlled substances, ie no traces of morphine detected, CNB will endorse and approve the Inward Declaration Form. With the endorsement by CNB, Customs will allow the poppy seeds to be imported into Singapore. If the poppy seeds are found to contain trace of controlled substances, then import approval will not be given.