AVA Recalls Guang Li Liang Drinking Water Due To Bacteria Commonly Found in Sewage

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These few days, Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has been hard at work recalling different products from the public.

The latest one was minced pork after clear plastic was found by a horrified housewife on 4 Sep 2018.

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And the manufacturer apologised for the unintentional mistake.

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And now, less than a week after the discovery, AVA recalls Guang Li Bottled Drinking Water

On 8 Sep, the AVA said that they’ve detected Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria in a batch of Guang Li Liang bottled drinking water.

The bacteria, AVA said, can be found in sewage and faeces.

It was added that the bacteria, while having the capability to cause a range of infections, rarely caused illness in healthy individuals.

Importer Ordered To Recall Affected Batch

BSY Power of Light Trading, the importer of the water, was ordered to recall the affected batch 18228.

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Now, if you’ve recently bought yourself some of this drinking water, it wouldn’t hurt to check if yours belong to the affected batch.

The expiry dates of the affected products are 040820, 260820 and 290820, and is imported in from Malaysia.

If you haven’t opened the bottle yet, don’t do it. And if you did, you should go to the doctor if you feel unwell.

Affected consumers can contact BSY Power of Light Trading at 9756 8786 or via email at [email protected]

A Few Other Major Recalls That Happened In The Second Half of 2018

And in case you missed it, here’s a short brief of previous products that were recalled by AVA in the second half of this year.

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Tiong Lian Food Pte Ltd Frozen Thawed Minced Meat

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On 4 Sep, Facebook user, Candy Chan, took to the social media platform about her experience. She found clear plastic within the first pack of the meat. When she sent her helper back to the supermarket to get another packet of the meat, she found the same thing.

Giant has responded and said they’ve immediately removed the product from their shelves. In addition, the manufacturer apologised and said that the plastic ended up in the meat by accident, and the mistake was subsequently missed in the quality control stage by their staff.

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Mamil Gold Infant Formula Stage 1 from Dumex

Just a day after PM Lee’s National Day Rally speech, the Mamil Gold Infant Formula Stage 1 from Dumex were recalled on 20 Aug.

They’ve detected Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria in the milk powder.

While Cronobacter infections are rare, they can be dangerous to newborn infants. If contracted, 50% of the infants will die and those who survive will have neurological impairment.

AVA says that symptoms of meningitis or sepsis include poor feeding, fever or lethargy.

Dumex assures all parents that the other stages of their milk formula are all safe for consumption.

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