Singapore Food Agency recalls instant Bak Kut Teh imported from Malaysia [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has flagged yet another food item imported from Malaysia, this time, involving a brand of instant Bak Kut Teh with rice.

In a Facebook post, SFA said Samy Instant Cooking Bak Kut Teh with Rice (Dry and Soup) was imported from an unapproved source in Malaysia.

"This product contains more than five per cent pork. Meat and meat products that contain more than five per cent of meat can only be imported from accredited sources."

SFA said it has directed importers of the instant Bak Kut Teh to recall the products.

"In Singapore, food imports must meet SFA's requirements. Food can only be imported by licensed importers, and every consignment must be declared and accompanied by a valid import permit.

"In particular, meat and meat products can only be imported from accredited sources in approved countries that comply with our food safety standards and requirements."

It said illegally imported food products from unknown and unapproved sources pose a risk to consumers.

SFA said those who have purchased the instant Bak Kut Teh should not consume it, while those who have done and so and feel unwell should seek medical attention.

Yesterday, SFA advised consumers against purchasing or consuming a type of candy from Malaysia found to have been adulterated with tadalafil, a potent drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

SFA said it has asked "Kingu Ginseng Candy" online e-commerce platforms to remove listings of the product and warned traders against selling the product.

It said that tadalafil can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, headache, migraine, irregular heart rate, and priapism (painful and exceedingly long erections).

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