Not to consume a plasticiser-tainted hot bean paste imported from Taiwan
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
|Product Name and Description||
Brand name and food name: "Ming Shan Brand" (translation) Hot Bean Paste
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The concerned product was found to contain a plasticizer, di-isononyl phthalate (DINP). Acute toxicity of DINP is low. Although it was found to affect the liver and kidney as well as the development of animals, usual consumption of the product is unlikely to cause any adverse health effects.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has instructed the importers to immediately stop selling and recall the affected product.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the affected product.
|Advice to Consumers||
Stop consuming the affected product.
CFS Website: Plasticisers in food
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department