A reminder of the presence of harmful bacteria in raw milk cheeses imported from France was requested for Graindorge Petit Camembert Au Lait Cru.
The substance concerned is the 150g species with “Better before 28/03/2021” terms.The notice of retrieval of shiga toxin Escherichia coli (STEC) from the EU Food and Feed System was released yesterday by the European Commission Rapid Alert System, SFA said yesterday.
Indoguna, a food and beverage company headquartered in Senoko, bring the commodity concerned to Singapore.
The importer advised SFA of the retraction of all the goods involved and that they are no longer distributed.”Consumers who feel unwell after consuming the implicated product may wish to seek medical attention,” said the SFA, adding that contaminated food may not look or smell spoilt.STEC infection can occur following consumption of food contaminated with bacteria, especially raw or unpasteurized milk.
Diarrhea, abdominal cramps and vomiting are among the symptoms.
The SFA also claimed that people who eat crude milk cheese must be aware of the risks as more bacteria and pathogens are more likely to contain than pasteurized milk and milk products.”As a precaution, vulnerable groups of people, especially young children, pregnant women, elderly persons or people with chronic illness such as diabetes, should avoid eating raw food,” said the SFA.