SFA cancels suspension on 4 extra kueh producers as lab outcomes damaging for meals components
Less than per week after lifting the suspension on kueh maker Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh for utilizing sorbic acid in its kueh merchandise, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) revoked its suspension on 4 extra firms as lab check outcomes for the meals additive got here again damaging.
Based on the outcomes given, SFA lifted the suspension of the 5 kueh producers as sufficient measures have since been put in place, stated SFA on Aug 2.
The 5 kueh makers are Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh Pte Ltd, Thomson Foodstuff Manufacturing, Delight Baker Pte Ltd, AMK Nonya Kueh Pte Ltd, and Lim Food Industries.
These firms have offered check outcomes carried out by accredited third-party laboratories displaying their manufacturing is free from benzoic acid or sorbic acid, stated SFA.
In a media launch on Jul 27, SFA introduced the suspension of 9 native kueh producers’ operations for improper utilization of meals components.
“Under the Singapore Food Regulations, the use of benzoic acid or sorbic acid is not allowed in kueh products, except for its filling, which should not exceed the maximum permissible limit” of 1,000ppm, stated SFA.
Responding to the replace, netizens questioned why enterprise operations have been being suspended earlier than confirming the presence of the meals components.
“Something going on here? Why suddenly suspending so many food manufacturers at one go??? Those victims should join hands to sue them for damages to their brand logo and business losses,” stated Facebook person Charles Jtl.
In its earlier announcement, SFA stated it might assessment inner procedures to enhance communication.
The company initially knowledgeable Jian Bo on Apr 12 if sorbic acid was allowed of their meals, to which SFA replied that it was allowed in kueh merchandise as much as 1,000ppm.
The firm was knowledgeable of the proper ingredient limitation on Apr 20, which was when it stopped utilizing sorbic acid in its merchandise.
SFA then suspended manufacturing of the affected merchandise; nonetheless, Jian Bo submitted lab check outcomes by a third-party accredited lab which acknowledged that the merchandise didn’t comprise sorbic acid.
Jian Bo admitted that the suspension has negatively impacted the enterprise. “It affected our reputation and brand name and most importantly, shaken our customers’ confidence in our products.” /TISG
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