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Banana-flavoured cake, mixed fruits recalled over preservative and allergen concerns

Banana-flavoured cake, mixed fruits recalled over preservative and allergen concerns

Best One Assorted Cake (banana flavoured) has been recalled for levels of sorbic acid exceeding regulation limits. (Photo: SFA)

SINGAPORE: A recall has been issued for Best One Assorted Cake (banana flavour) and Bake King’s Mixed Fruits, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Wednesday (Jul 27).

Sorbic acid at levels exceeding the maximum limit stated in the Singapore Food Regulations were detected in Best One Assorted Cake (banana flavour). 

The affected cakes, imported by Deli X-press, have an expiration date of Aug 31, 2022. The product's country of origin is Malaysia. 

Sorbic acid is a permitted food additive that is used for preservation purposes, said SFA, adding that consumption of the affected product is unlikely to pose any adverse health effects due to its low toxicity. 

Manufacturer Gim Hin Lee was ordered to recall Bake King’s Mixed Fruits after sulphur dioxide, an undeclared allergen, was detected.

All batches and all best before dates are affected by the recall. The product is sold in 250g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg and 5kg batches and is packed in Singapore. 


Bake King's Mixed Fruits (250g). (Photo: SFA)
Bake King's Mixed Fruits (2kg). (Photo: SFA)

The agency said sulphite is commonly used as a food additive and is typically tested for as sulphur dioxide, a gaseous substance. 

"Presence of excessive levels of sulphur dioxide in food could result in allergenic reactions in individuals who are hypersensitive to sulphite,” said SFA in a news release. 

“Symptoms includes hives, itchiness, stomachache, diarrhoea, and vomiting. The presence of sulphite does not pose a food safety issue to consumers at large, except for those who are allergic to sulphites.”

Food products containing ingredients that are known to cause hypersensitivity must be declared on food packaging labels, according to the Sale of Food (Food Regulations).

Consumers who have purchased the implicated products and have concerns about their health should not consume it. They may also contact their point of purchase for enquiries, said SFA. 

Source: CNA/rc(zl)


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