Singapore – Patulin Update

Update on 5 May 2020: SFA has extended the recall to include the products below,
as patulin has been similarly detected in samples of the products at levels exceeding
the maximum limit for patulin in fruit juice as stated in the Singapore Food
Regulations. We have directed the importer, Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd
to recall the products and the recall is ongoing.

Recall of “Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Raspberry Juice” and “Pure Tassie
Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice” due to contamination with patulin
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected patulin, a mycotoxin, in
samples of various batches of “Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Raspberry Juice” and
“Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice” at levels exceeding the maximum
limit[1] for patulin in fruit juice as stated in the Singapore Food Regulations.
2 We have directed the importer, Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd to recall
the products. The recall is ongoing. This comes after an earlier recall[2] of a batch of
“Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice” products (1.5L, best before date: 6
Oct 2020).
3 The level of patulin detected may cause the products to be unsafe for
consumption if there is long-term intake. The ingestion of large amounts of patulin
from food is associated with nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting.
4 Consumers who have purchased the affected products should not consume it.
Consumers may contact the importer at 1800 8918 100 for enquiries and for exchange
or refund of products.

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