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18/09/14: Two products pulled off shelves in S’pore

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These products are dumplings from Chi Mei and cookies from Sheng Hsiang Jen. Meanwhile, the AVA said that tainted oil has not been imported from Taiwan and Hong Kong for use in food processing or food preparation in Singapore. PHOTOS

Two products affected by the ‘tainted oil’ scandal in Taiwan and Hong Kong have been recalled from the shelves in Singapore, said the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Thursday (Sep 18). The products are dumplings by Chi Mei, and the Sheng Hsiang Jen range of cookies.

AVA said it has been working with importers and major supermarkets to remove the affected products from sale, based on the lists published in the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) and Hong Kong Centre of Food Safety (CFS) websites, and the import of the affected products into Singapore has also been suspended.

Meanwhile, the authority has verified that tainted oil has not been imported from Taiwan and Hong Kong for use in food processing or food preparation in Singapore. Checks on other Taiwanese food products available here have also confirmed that they are not from the affected establishments in Taiwan.

AVA is working closely with food safety authorities in Taiwan and Hong Kong to ensure that all other affected products on the recall list will not be exported to Singapore, and is monitoring the situation closely.

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