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Honey Dates Recall in Singapore Over Undeclared Sulphur Dioxide Allergen

The Singapore Food Agency has initiated a recall for Honey Dates imported from China.

This is due to the presence of undeclared sulphur dioxide, an allergen that poses serious health risks to sensitive individuals. This measure ensures consumer safety and compliance with national food labelling regulations.

Sulphur dioxide, identified in the recalled Honey Dates, is a known allergen that can trigger severe allergic reactions. People sensitive to sulphites may experience symptoms ranging from hives and itchiness to stomach pain, diarrhoea, and vomiting. Recognising these risks, Singapore’s Food Regulations mandate the declaration of such allergens to protect consumers with food allergies.

Consumer Guidance on Recalled Product

Consumers who have purchased Honey Dates, specifically the 500g packages marked with a best before date of 02/03/2025, should avoid consuming them if they are allergic or intolerant to sulphites. 

Affected individuals who have already consumed the product and are experiencing adverse reactions are advised to seek medical attention immediately. For refunds or further information, customers may contact their point of purchase or reach out directly to Yan Tai Yit Pte Ltd.

Ensuring Safety Through Regulatory Compliance

The ongoing recall of Honey Dates highlights the critical role of regulatory oversight in safeguarding consumer health. By enforcing strict food labelling standards and conducting routine checks, the Singapore Food Agency ensures that all food items sold meet the necessary safety requirements. This proactive approach helps prevent potential health issues arising from unlabelled allergens and maintains public trust in food safety regulations.

The Importance of Consumer Awareness

This recall serves as a reminder of the importance of consumer vigilance and the need for thorough label examination when purchasing food products.

Regulatory bodies and the public collaborate to uphold food safety standards, encouraging consumers to stay informed about potential allergens and food safety notifications to ensure their health and well-being.


References 

  1. Recall of Honey Dates from China due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, sulphur dioxide. (2024, April 18). Singapore Food Agency .

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