According to the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), they detected the presence of cadmium in crayfish and half shell scallop (imported by Song Fish Dealer Pte Ltd) at levels exceeding the maximum limit for cadmium stated in the Singapore Food Regulations.
As a precautionary measure, SFA has directed Song Fish Dealer Pte Ltd to recall the implicated products. The recall is ongoing.
Based on levels detected, once-off consumption of the affected products is unlikely to be of food safety concern. However, long-term intake of high levels of cadmium may cause renal dysfunction, bone demineralisation and increased risk of cancer in the lung, endometrium, bladder, and breast.
Consumers who have consumed the implicated products and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice.
Consumers may contact their point of purchase for enquiries.