Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ma-Ling Luncheon Meat Banned in Singapore

Cancer-Causing Antibiotic found in popular Luncheon Pork

SINGAPORE - The agent of a popular mainland canned pork product has initiated a recall and suspended sales after tests showed a sample contained a cancer-causing antibiotic..
The Centre for Food Safety yesterday revealed this after laboratory tests showed a sample of Shanghai Ma Ling B2 340g pork luncheon meat (less sodium) was found to have traces of nitrofurans.

The batch number is B2 5 for the product, which carries a best-before date of December 26, 2009 . According to the sole agent, the canned pork was imported on only two occasions - last December and January this year. The scare spread when Singapore 's Agri -Food and Veterinary Authority detected carcinogenic traces in a consignment of canned pork from Ma Ling and Gulong food processing factories.

These brands have been banned from entering Singapore since August 2007 for containing nitrofurans( an antibiotic for pigs)


zewt said...

i am not surprise. and i believe a lot of food in the market contain one kind of harmful stuff or another. we just have not found it yet.

TNH said...

agree with zewt..there will be more food announce to contain danger chemical in the future..that what i think