Everything you need to know about the recall of Evergreen Life Manuka Honey in 60 sec


Last Updated on 2016-05-18 , 4:51 pm

When it comes to honey, some people swear by Evergreen Life Manuka Honey: made in New Zealand, it is readily available in any supermarket in Singapore, and while it’s relatively pricier than other honey, it’s still a well-liked brand.

So, it came as a surprise when we realize that they’re being recalled. To be honest, having a recalled item at home is a pretty daunting thing to know: is our health being compromised? The second thought is this: Shit, I’ve bought so many, can I refund?

Well, here’re the facts you should really know before you go crazy.

Unlike the recall of the Mars chocolate bar whereby a piece of plastic is found in one of the bars, and people fear that there might be another piece of plastic in another Mars bar, this isn’t the case: instead, the Ministry of Primary Industries in New Zealand is doing a worldwide recall, and therefore Singapore has complied.

The reason is that non-approved substances may have been used during the processing of the honey. According to the Ministry of Primary Industries website, it is against the law to add anything to honey.

However, at this moment, there is no “food safety risk”, but consumers are advised not to consume them.

For Singapore customers who would like a refund or exchange, you may go back to the store you’ve bought your item. If you’ve the receipt or price tag, you may do a refund.

Here’s what the distributor of the product has posted in Facebook, with a list of products that you can do an exchange / refund.

AVA has announced yesterday, on 26 February 2016, for a recall of our supplier’s products due to non-approved additives….

Posted by Nature2000 on Friday, February 26, 2016