Recall of 2 Cinnamon Powder Products And Hadapirika Mineral Water (SFA)

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is conducting a recall for 3 products.

The products are:
i. Koi Fish Brand Cinnamon Powder,
ii. Gabrielle T Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder,
iii. Hadapirika Mineral Water.

2 SFA has detected exceeding levels of lead in both the cinnamon powder products and bromate in the Hadapirika mineral water. SFA has directed the respective importers to recall the products.

The recall is ongoing.

3 Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium are naturally present in the environment and can enter our food when the animals and plants we eat come into contact with water, soil and the seabed. Based on levels detected, a once-off consumption of the affected products is unlikely to be of food safety concern. However, long-term intake of high levels of lead are associated with effects on multiple organs, including kidney and liver, and systems, including the cardiovascular, haematological, immune, reproductive and nervous systems.

4 Similarly, the consumption of excessive levels of bromate in food or drinks for a prolonged period of time could result in an increased risk of cancer.

5 Consumers who have purchased the implicated products are advised not to consume it. Those who have consumed the implicated products and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers may contact their point of purchase for enquiries.

Issued by SFA
30 April 2024