A batch of eggs imported from a farm in Malaysia is being recalled due to the presence of a bacterium which causes food poisoning, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Friday (Oct 14).
The agency said it had detected the presence of salmonella enteritidis in the batch from Teo Seng Layer Farm 1, located in Yong Peng, Johor. If the contaminated eggs are consumed raw or undercooked, it can cause diarrhoea, fever and vomiting.
The eggs can be identified by the code CEJ027, which is stamped on them.
All six companies which imported the affected eggs have been directed to withhold or recall them, said SFA, adding that the recall is ongoing.
BH Fresh Food has been instructed to recall eggs that have been distributed to retailers in Singapore as a precautionary measure, while the other five importers have been told to withhold the affected eggs from distribution.
Other batches imported by BH Fresh Food are not affected.
The agency said the farm has been suspended, and that the suspension will be lifted only after the farm has rectified the contamination.
The eggs are safe to eat if cooked thoroughly, SFA said, adding that heat can destroy the bacteria.
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