A variant of the HCS for snack foods, known as the Healthier Snack Symbol (HSS) has also recently been introduced. This category includes plain biscuits and cookies, crisps, ice-cream and plain cakes. Products which are eligible for the HSS are individually packed in small portions according to serving sizes reflected on the Nutrition Information Panel,and they are generally lower in fat, saturated fat, sodium or sugar compared to regular products. You can view the list of products currently carrying the HSS here by selecting "Healthier Snacks".
The Singapore innovation has no element of compulsion and as it is not mandatory individual manufacturer can decide whether to go for these symbols or not. When more and more players opt for availing of this facility, naturally there is going to be peer pressure forcing others also to fall in line. From consumer angle what a pleasure it is to go to a retail market and choose only those considered healthier as certified by the government without any need to strain one's eyes to read through the label information which is often unreadable or vague.