As many of you would have noticed, food delivered by your caterers have a time-stamp. The time-stamp indicates the time which the food was prepared.

In case you wonder what exactly is the purpose of the time stamp, this is to adhere to a regulation by the National Environment Agency (NEA) in February 2012, which stipulated that caterers are required to inform consumers of the recommended time limit for the consumption of cooked food which has been placed at temperatures between 5°C and 60°C. Such food has to be eaten within four hours.

Hence, the next time when you order catered buffet, do look out and follow the guideline stated in the time-stamp signs on the tables set up by the caterers.