Starfresh bottled water recalled after SFA finds bacteria in samples

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed the importer of Starfresh bottled drinking water to recall its products, after it detected the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria in samples of the product.

The bottled drinking water was imported from Malaysia by Radha Exports, which has been directed to recall its 500ml bottles with expiry date of 11 May 2021, as well as its 1,500ml bottles with expiry date of 13 May 2021.

A check on Radha Exports’ website showed that it is behind the ABC Bargain Centre and ValuDollar discount store chains.

The SFA said in a media statement on Wednesday (12 June), “Consumers who have purchased the implicated product are advised not to consume it.

“Those who have consumed the implicated product and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice.”

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common environmental bacteria and can be found in faeces, soil, water and sewage. It can multiply in water environments and also on the surface of suitable organic materials in contact with water.

Use or consumption of products contaminated with the bacteria can cause a range of infections, but rarely causes serious illness in healthy individuals.

Consumers may contact Radha Exports at 6220-2777 for enquiries or exchange of product.


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