In a recent complaint lodged by a customer of NTUC FairPrice, it has been reported that a box of pasta purchased from the Northpoint City branch was found to be infested with weevils.
The customer, who shared their experience on social media, expressed frustration after encountering the infestation upon opening the supposedly new box of pasta.
The incident unfolded when the customer began noticing weevils crawling around their house, prompting a thorough search to identify the source of the infestation. It wasn’t until the customer decided to prepare the recently purchased box of pasta from NTUC FairPrice that the weevil problem became apparent.
This marks the fourth box of pasta that the customer claims to have thrown away due to weevil infestations. The customer provided photographic evidence, showcasing the weevils encased within the pasta itself. The troubling discovery raises concerns about the quality control measures in place for the food products offered by the supermarket chain.
The customer’s frustration is compounded by the fact that the product had not exceeded its expiry date, with the marked date indicating September 2025. This discrepancy raises questions about the storage conditions and quality control procedures implemented by NTUC FairPrice.
What the netizen said
I got some box pasta from ntuc and it had so many weevils.
I bought this from ntuc (northpoint city) and recently, we saw weevils crawling around the house but had no idea where it came from. That was until I opened up the NEW box of pasta and wanted to cook it. Then we saw the infestation. This isn’t even the first time! It’s the fourth box I’ve thrown away. The weevils are encased in the pasta, as seen in the photo. Bought but didn’t immediately use. And the expiry date is September 2025!
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What are weevils
Rice weevils (scientific name Sitophilus oryzae) are a type of beetle that occur mainly in the tropics. Rice weevils are small in size (about 2 – 3 mm) and are most commonly found in rice. They can also be found in other stored grain products such as corn, millet, wheat, sorghum, oats, and barley. Rice weevils, whether in larval or adult stage, are not harmful to human beings as they are not known to spread any disease/infection or bite people.