The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected Escherichia coli (E. Coli), at levels exceeding the microbial limits for Ready-To-Eat (RTE) food stated in the Singapore Food Regulations, in My Mum’s Cookies Premium Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncake (Vegan)
As a precautionary measure, SFA has directed the importer, Easy Mix Pte. Ltd, to recall the implicated product. The recall is ongoing.
Under the Singapore Food Regulations, a person must not import, sell, manufacture or produce for sale, any article of RTE food that does not comply with any relevant microbiological standard specified in the Eleventh Schedule.
Consumers who have purchased the affected product should not consume it. Those that have consumed the implicated product and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers can contact their point of purchase for enquiries.
What is E.coli?
E. coli is a bacteria that is normally found in the intestines of people and animals. While most species of E. coli are harmless, some types can cause diarrhoea, stomach pain, cramps and fever. Vulnerable individuals with weakened immune systems may experience more severe symptoms. Foodborne pathogens like E. coli can be introduced during the production process when cross-contamination occurs, particularly when good hand hygiene is not practised.