SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is working with importers to recall implicated frozen raw pork products from the Netherlands, after a salmonella outbreak.
The move comes after the European Commission’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed issued an alert of a foodborne outbreak of the salmonella goldcoast bacteria, said AVA on Friday (Dec 14). This outbreak is suspected to be linked to the consumption of pork products from one slaughterhouse in the Netherlands.
The authority confirmed that about 1,200 tonnes of frozen pork from the affected slaughterhouse was imported into Singapore.
The recall is ongoing, it added.
NTUC FairPrice, Singapore’s largest supermarket chain, said on Saturday that although it carries frozen pork from the Netherlands, it has not been told to recall its pork products.
“We understand the affected batches of product come from a specific slaughterhouse,” a spokesperson for the supermarket said in response to queries from Channel NewsAsia.