Prohibit import and not to consume a plasticiser-tainted tea drink
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
|Product Name and Description||
Brand and product name: ITAMACHI KING OOLONG Tea Drink
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
Test result indicated that sample of the product contained di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) at a level of 2.9 ppm. DEHP is a plasticiser and has been found to cause damages to liver, kidney, reproduction and development when given to animals in large doses.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has ordered the trade be prohibited, from noon June 22, import and supply of the concerned drink product, and complete the recall within 30 days.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop import of the concerned tea drink
|Advice to Consumers||
Stop consuming the concerned tea drink
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department