The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) was informed by the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) of a recall of “Ceres 100% Apple Juice” products, following elevated levels of patulin detected in some batches through the manufacturer’s in-house testing.
The detected levels exceed the maximum limit1 in fruit juices as stated in the Singapore Food Regulations.
2 SFA has directed the importer, Naspac Marketing Pte Ltd, to recall the implicated batches of product.
The recall is ongoing.
3 Patulin can occur in fruits such as apples, due to fungal contamination before and after harvest.
The level of patulin detected may cause the products to be unsafe for consumption if there is long-term intake.
The ingestion of large amounts of patulin from food is associated with nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting. Brief exposure without excessive intake is unlikely to pose health issues.
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.
Issued by Singapore Food Agency (SFA)
15 October 2021
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