The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected Escherichia coli (E. Coli), at levels
exceeding the microbial limits for Ready-To-Eat (RTE) food stated in the Singapore Food
Regulations, in My Mum’s Cookies Premium Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncake (Vegan).
2 As a precautionary measure, SFA has directed the importer, Easy Mix Pte. Ltd, to
recall the implicated product. The recall is ongoing.
3 Under the Singapore Food Regulations, a person must not import, sell, manufacture
or produce for sale, any article of RTE food that does not comply with any relevant
microbiological standard specified in the Eleventh Schedule.
4 E. coli is a bacteria that is normally found in the intestines of people and animals.
While most species of E. coli are harmless, some types can cause diarrhoea, stomach pain,
cramps and fever. Vulnerable individuals with weakened immune systems may experience
more severe symptoms. Foodborne pathogens like E. coli can be introduced during the
production process when cross-contamination occurs, particularly when good hand hygiene
is not practised.
5 Consumers who have purchased the affected product should not consume it. Those
that have consumed the implicated product and have concerns about their health should seek
medical advice. Consumers can contact their point of purchase for enquiries.
6 More information on the safety of mooncakes can be found here:
Issued by SFA
29 Aug 2022