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SFA ISSUES FOOD RECALL FOR HONEY DATES FROM CHINA, SULPHUR DIOXIDE FOUND

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has recently detected the presence of sulphur dioxide in Honey Dates imported from China, which was not declared on the food packaging label. As a result, the importer, Yan Tai Yit Pte Ltd, has been directed to recall the affected products, with the recall currently ongoing.

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Sulphur dioxide is an allergen, and its presence in food products must be declared on the label to ensure that consumers are aware of its presence. This is especially important for those who are intolerant of or allergic to sulphites, as consumption can lead to adverse health effects.

While sulphite does not pose a food safety issue to consumers at large, those who are intolerant of or allergic to sulphites should exercise caution and avoid consuming the affected product. Those who have already consumed the implicated product and are experiencing concerns about their health should seek medical advice promptly.

The recall of the affected product highlights the importance of accurate food labeling and the disclosure of allergens. Food manufacturers and importers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for consumption and that all necessary information is provided to consumers.

Consumers also have a role to play in ensuring their own food safety. It is essential to read food labels carefully, especially for those with food intolerances or allergies. If there are any concerns about the safety of a product, it is best to err on the side of caution and avoid consumption.

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In conclusion, the recall of Honey Dates from China due to the presence of undeclared sulphur dioxide highlights the importance of accurate food labeling and the disclosure of allergens. Consumers who are intolerant of or allergic to sulphites should exercise caution and avoid consuming the affected product. By working together, we can help ensure the safety and health of all consumers.

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