The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed Yiak Say Hang Food Industries Pte Ltd, a manufacturer, to recall all batches of its “Sunflower Brand” Peanut Powder.
The product was made from a batch of peanut powder sourced from Li Kwong Agencies Co., which was found to contain aflatoxins exceeding the maximum standards stated in the Singapore Food Regulations.
This detection is a result of SFA’s further investigations into peanut products manufactured by Li Kwong Agencies Co., following a recall on of its “Instant Satay Spices”on 15 March 2021.
Investigations are ongoing for other peanut products manufactured by Li Kwong Agencies Co. 4Aflatoxins are known to be genotoxic and carcinogenic, and exposure through food should be kept as low as possible.
Aflatoxins can occur in foods such as groundnuts, as a result of fungal contamination before and after harvest.
Consumers who have purchased the implicated product are advised not to consume it. Those who have consumed the implicated product and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers may contact their point of purchase for enquiries.