Undeclared allergen (milk) found in prepackaged coconut milk powder

Issue Date 15.5.2017
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Prepackaged coconut milk powder

Product Name and Description

Product name: Organic Coconut Milk Powder (also known as Organic Coconut Cream Powder)
Brand: Family Farm Organics
Place of origin: Indonesia
Supplier/importer: Family Farm Organics Limited
Net weight: Two kilograms per pack

Reason For Issuing Alert

While investigating a food complaint, the CFS collected the above-mentioned sample from a restaurant in Central for testing. The test result showed that the sample contained milk, a food allergen, but the ingredient was not declared on the product's food label.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

According to the information provided by the restaurant, the product was supplied by Family Farm Organics Limited. The CFS immediately followed up with the supplier/importer concerned and has instructed it to stop sale and remove from shelves all batches of the affected product. A recall has also been initiated.

The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, and will continue to follow up and take appropriate action including tracing the distribution of the product concerned. Investigation is ongoing.

Advice to the Trade

Stop using or selling the product immediately should they possess it, regardless of batches.

Advice to Consumers

Consumers who are allergic to milk should stop consuming the product concerned. They should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming it.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the supplier/importer's hotline at 3488 0368 for enquiries during office hours about the recall.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department