Malaysia’s bak kut teh recalled by Singapore

Both dry and soup versions of Klang Samy instant cooking bak kut teh with rice have been recalled by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). The products are Malaysian made

“This product contains more than five per cent pork. Meat and meat products that contain more than five per cent of meat can only be imported from accredited sources,” SFA said in a statement.

“As a precautionary measure, SFA has directed the importers, Biscotti Trading Pte Ltd and Boughtnex Pte Ltd, to recall the implicated products,” SFA said.

“The recall is ongoing because the import was from an “unapproved source” in Malaysia.”

The statement stated that all food imported to Singapore must meet SFA’s requirements.

“In Singapore, food imports must meet SFA’s requirements. Food can only be imported by licensed importers, and every consignment must be declared and accompanied by a valid import permit.

“In particular, meat and meat products can only be imported from accredited sources in approved countries that comply with our food safety standards and requirements,” SFA said in the same statement.

According to SFA, illegally imported food products from unknown and unapproved sources can pose a food safety risk to consumers.

“Consumers who have purchased the implicated products should not consume it.

“Those who have consumed the products and are unwell should seek medical attention. Consumers may contact their point of purchase for enquiries,” SFA said.

SFA advise consumers to contact their point of purchase for enquiries.