Singapore Recalls 2 Malaysian Iceberg Lettuce Brands Due To Pesticide Contamination

AVA issued a recall of the products yesterday, 4 October.

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High levels of pesticide have been found in batches of iceberg lettuce from Malaysia, reported Singaporean authorities on Thursday, 4 October

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) ordered a recall for the affected iceberg lettuce yesterday. The recall is currently ongoing.

The products, which was exported to Singapore by Go Fresh Impex Pte. Ltd., was being sold at two local supermarkets.

The two affected brands are Pasar and Iceberg lettuce

Image via AVA/Facebook

The Pasar iceberg lettuce that was recalled comes in supplier code number 40, said AVA. 

Singaporean supermarket Fairprice told Channel NewsAsia that it had first discovered an "anomaly" in the product and approached AVA to do lab tests.

The anomaly has yet to be clarified, reported the news site.

AVA reminded the public to always wash and soak vegetables thoroughly to remove pesticide residue before cooking or eating it

The discovered insecticide, Fipronil, is said to be widely used to control vegetable pests.

Consumers who have bought the affected products can return them to the respective supermarkets to get a refund.

Last month, Malaysia's Ministry of Health recalled these juice products that were found to have steroids:

Previously, several brands of sardines were also removed from the market due to worm contamination:

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