Singapore Recalls 7 Winter Melon Products Made In Malaysia. Here's Why

A total of 10 products are being recalled.

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Singapore is recalling 10 winter melon products, mainly from Malaysia, after discovering a high amount of allergen substances in them

Singapore Food Agency released a statement on Monday, 29 June, stating that the products were found to have an excessive amount of sulphur dioxide.

Winter melon strips are often used in desserts as a natural sweetener.

For people allergic to sulphite, excessive amounts of the substance in food could cause symptoms like hives, itchiness, stomach ache, diarrhoea, and vomiting.

Seven of the products are from Malaysia:

1. Zheng Shi Ming candied melon strips (manufactured on 13 June)
2. Sweet Home preserved winter melon (manufactured on 24 April)
3. All batches of preserved winter melon imported by Sun Kee Pte Ltd (expiring on 22 May 2022)
4. Tong Keow Preserved Winter Melon (expiring on 13 November 2021)
5. Happy Family Melon Chop (expiring on 2, 3, and 6 March 2021)
6. Hock Hua Tonic winter melon strips (expiring on 26 May and 14 June 2021)
7. Maru Sun preserved winter melon (expiring on 12 May 2021)
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Meanwhile, three imported winter melon products from other countries are also being recalled

These products are:
1. Winter Melon Sweet from Vietnam imported by Ah Pau Choy (expiring in Oct 2021)
2. Candied melon from China imported by ZTP Ginseng Birdnest (expiring in November 2021)
3. Bee's Brand Sweeten Melon Strips from China (expiring on 10 May 2021)

Singapore authorities urge the public to avoid consuming these batches if they have already bought them

The statement added that "consumers who feel unwell may wish to seek medical attention".

You can read the full statement here.

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