The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected the presence of bromate in samples of “Chang Soda Water”. Under the Singapore Food Regulations, food products including bottled water, are not allowed to contain any incidental constituents 1 such as bromate.
2 We have directed the importer, Yen Investments Pte Ltd, to recall the implicated product. The recall is ongoing.
3 The consumption of excessive levels of bromate in food or drinks for a prolonged period of time could result in gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
4 Consumers who have purchased the implicated product should not consume it.
Those who have consumed the implicated product and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers can contact the importer at email@example.com or 6752 4320 for enquiries and for exchange or refund of the products.
Issued by the Singapore Food Agency 2 June 2020
“Potassium Bromate may be a CARCINOGEN in humans since it has been shown to cause kidney, thyroid, and gastrointestinal cancer in animals. * Many scientists believe there is no safe level of exposure to a carcinogen. Such substances may also have the potential for causing reproductive damage in humans”