Malaysia – Lay Hong shares fall after Singapore’s eggs recall – Salmonella

New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Lay Hong Bhd’s shares went down as low as 33.5 sen or 6.9 per cent in early trade after Singapore Food Agency (SFA) directed four importers to recall eggs from the company’s Layer Farm Jeram, after it detected presence of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE).

On Friday, Lay Hong’s shares closed at 36 sen.

In a statement on March 12, SFA explained that the eggs were recalled as a precautionary measure because SE might cause foodborne illness if food was consumed raw or undercooked.

“The recall is ongoing. The farm is also suspended and SFA will lift the suspension only when the farm has rectified the SE contamination issue,” SFA said.

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