Instant Satay Spices recalled due to excessive levels of aflatoxins, which are carcinogenic…

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Aflatoxins are known to be genotoxic, meaning they can damage the genetic material of cells and result in mutations, which could lead to cancer. They are also known to be carcinogenic. Aflatoxins can occur in food such as groundnuts, on account of fungal contamination before and after harvest.

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Singapore recalls Instant Satay Spices product over cancer-causing content

By Today Online – March 16, 2021 @ 12:39pm

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has ordered food manufacturer Li Kwong Agencies Co to recall batches of its Instant Satay Spices product.

This was after the Singapore-made product was found to contain cancer-causing aflatoxins exceeding the maximum standards set out in the Singapore Food Regulations, it said in a statement on Monday.

The affected batches have an expiry date of Jan 19, 2022, and are in 50g or 500g packets.

Aflatoxins are known to be genotoxic, meaning they can damage the genetic material of cells and result in mutations, which could lead to cancer.

They are also known to be carcinogenic, which means they can cause cancer.

Exposure to aflatoxins through food should, therefore, be kept as low as possible, SFA said.

Aflatoxins can occur in food such as groundnuts, on account of fungal contamination before and after harvest.

“As the manufacturer also processes other peanut products, SFA is conducting further investigations and stepping up checks on its products.”

The agency is advising consumers who have bought the affected batches of Instant Satay Spices not to use them. Those who have ingested the product and are concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Consumers may contact staff members at their point of purchase if they have questions, SFA said.

TODAY has asked Li Kwong Agencies Co for comment. – TODAY ONLINE

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https://www.nst.com.my/world/region/2021/03/674243/singapore-recalls-instant-satay-spices-product-over-cancer-causing

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Instant Satay Spices recalled due to levels of aflatoxins exceeding permitted limits

By Lakeisha Leo

15 Mar 2021 01:38PM(Updated: 15 Mar 2021 01:59PM)

SINGAPORE: A recall has been issued for Instant Satay Spices after the levels of aflatoxins detected exceeded the maximum standards stated in Singapore’s food regulations. 

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed the manufacturer, Li Kwong Agencies, to recall all batches of the implicated product. The recall is ongoing. 

“As the manufacturer also processes other peanut products, SFA is conducting further investigations and stepping up checks on its products,” the agency said.

The affected products are Instant Satay Spices in 50g and 500g packets with the expiry date of Jan 19, 2022. 

Aflatoxins can occur in food such as groundnuts as a result of fungal contamination before and after harvest. Aflatoxins are known to be genotoxic and carcinogenic, and exposure through food should be kept as low as possible, said the SFA.

“Consumers who have purchased the implicated product are advised not to consume it. Those who have consumed the implicated product and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice,” said the SFA. 

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