Recall of Joymom’s Musang King Snowskin Mooncake and Fragrance’s Single Yolk Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake (SFA)

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is conducting a recall for two food products.

The products are:
i. Joymom’s Musang King Snowskin Mooncake
ii. Fragrance’s Single Yolk Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake

2 SFA has detected Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in Joymom’s Musang King Snowskin Mooncake, and aflatoxins in Fragrance’s Single Yolk Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake, both at levels exceeding the maximum limits stipulated in Singapore’s Food Regulations.

3 As a precautionary measure, SFA has directed the respective importers, Taste Right Pte Ltd and Fragrance Foodstuff Pte Ltd, to recall the implicated products. The recall is ongoing.

4 S. aureus is a bacterium that is normally found in the environment and is also found on the skin or in the noses of people. S. aureus is a common cause of food poisoning and affected individuals may experience sudden onset of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea.

Foodborne pathogens like S. aureus can be introduced during the production process when cross-contamination occurs, particularly when good hand hygiene is not practised.

5 Aflatoxins can occur in foods, as a result of fungal contamination. Examples of food that can be contaminated with aflatoxins include cereals, nuts and oilseeds as well as processed foods containing these ingredients. Aflatoxins are known to be genotoxic and carcinogenic, and exposure through food should be kept as low as possible.

6 Consumers who have purchased the implicated products should not consume them. Those who have consumed the implicated products and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers can contact their point of purchase for enquiries.

7 More information on the safety of mooncakes can be found here: