Singapore – Recall of raw Pacific oysters from the SA due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination

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SA Health* has issued an order to recall ready-to-eat raw Pacific oysters harvested from Coffin Bay from 4 September 2021 to 16 November 2021 due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination.

2 As the implicated product harvested during the specified period was imported into Singapore, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed

3 importers, Angliss Singapore Pte Ltd, Evergreen Seafood Pte Ltd and Culina Pte Ltd to recall the product. The recall has been completed by Angliss Singapore Pte Ltd and Culina Pte Ltd while the recall is ongoing for Evergreen Seafood Pte Ltd. 3Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a species of bacterium normally present in raw seafood, such as crustaceans and molluscan shellfish, due to natural contamination from the aquatic environment in the ocean. Consumption of raw seafood with high levels of this bacteria can cause foodborne illnesses including fever, abdominal cramps and severe diarrhoea.

4 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.

5 Details of the product are as follows. Implicated Product RTE Raw Pacific Oysters from Coffin Bay, South Australia Harvest dates: between 4 September 2021 and16 November 2021.Country of origin: Australia*SA Health is the brand name for the health portfolio of services and agencies under the Government of South Australia.

Issued by the Singapore Food Agency24 November 2021

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