SINGAPORE — The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has issued a recall for a baby food product after it was found to have excessive levels of arsenic.
In a statement on Tuesday (3 November) night, the SFA said it has directed DKSH Marketing Services to recall all batches of the Organic Brown Rice Pasta Stars product by Bellamy's Organic as a precaution.
The Australian product comes in boxes of 200g and is marketed for infants from the age of seven months.
“The maximum limit for arsenic in baby food as stated in the Singapore Food Regulations is 0.1ppm. The SFA detected arsenic at levels ranging between 0.12-0.3ppm in the samples of the product,” the agency said, adding that the recall is ongoing.
The SFA also cautioned those who have bought the product by Bellamy's Organic to ensure that infants do not consume them.
“The level of arsenic detected may cause the product to be unsafe for consumption by infants if there is long-term intake,” it added. High levels of exposure to arsenic, an element found in most foods, can be harmful and lead to cancer.
Those whose infants who have consumed the product and feel unwell should also seek medical advice.
Customers who have purchased it may contact their point of purchase for enquiries and for exchange of the product, said the SFA.
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