By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Malaysia health officials reported on the recall of Malaysian Starfresh packaged beverage (AMB) water products from the Singapore market because they are tainted with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.
AMB products involved in 500ml and 1500ml with the final date on May 11, 2021 and May 13, 2021, respectively.
The Ministry of Health of Malaysia (KKM) through the Food Safety and Quality Division (BKKM) has carried out verification on the refinery and a food safety guarantee program has been found that is not implemented effectively . In addition, the results of an analysis of Starfresh names exported to Singapore and the Waterfuns brand sold on the local market did not comply with the Food Deed 1983 and Food Regulations 1985 because they were found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria . This product may be identified by the final date on the label. KKM has also directed the refineries to withdraw AMB products involved in the local market.
Processing and expenditure activities of AMB for the purpose of trade or commerce are not justified and the refinery is directed to carry out corrective actions in the period of concession. At the same time, the refinery has announced that they will voluntarily withdraw others from AMB products involved, namely Iceberg, Sukahati, Rofina, Dixy Green and Dixy Blue.
KKM will increase monitoring of sales of beverage water products in the local market to ensure compliance with the 1983 Food Deed and regulations below it.
KKM wants to assert that AMB products for sale need to comply with Regulation 360B, Food Regulations 1985 under Food Deed 1983. KKM wants to advise users who have purchased AMB products in the same name and end date so as not to drink the product (ie end date respectively on May 11, 2021 and May 13, 2021 ).
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