The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a food recall
alert on various flavours of Primula’s Cheese Spread from the United Kingdom due to
contamination with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium.
2 Under the Singapore Food Regulations, no food sold for consumption shall be
contaminated with any pathogenic microorganisms such as Clostridium botulinum. As
the implicated products were imported into Singapore, the Singapore Food Agency
has directed the importer, Atasco Pte Ltd, to recall the products. The recall is ongoing.
3 Clostridium botulinum produces lethal neurotoxins1
that can lead to an illness
called botulism. Botulism is typically associated with improper cooking and processing
which do not completely eliminate the bacteria and its toxins from the food.
4 Consumers who have purchased the affected products should not consume it.
Those who feel unwell may wish to seek medical attention, and may contact the
importer at 9766 9860 for enquiries and for exchange or refund of products.
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