Undeclared allergen (gluten) found in prepackaged rice products

Issue Date 21.2.2022
Source of Information

Centre for Food Safety

Food Product

Prepackaged rice products

Product Name and Description

Product details are as follows:

Product name: Rice Vermicelli
Brand: Sun Phoenix
Place of origin: China
Distributor: Sun Yik Food Limited
Net weight: 400 grams per pack
Best before date: May 2, 2023

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • When following up on a related incident, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) collected the abovementioned sample from a supermarket in Eastern District for testing. The test result showed that the sample contained gluten, but it was not declared on the food label.
  • Individuals who are intolerant to gluten may develop symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and rash upon consumption.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS has informed the vendor concerned of the irregularity and instructed it to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected batch of product.
  • The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. An investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the above batch of the affected product immediately should they possess it.
Advice to Consumers
  • Consumers who are intolerant to gluten should not eat the affected batch of product.
  • Seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming the food.
Further Information

The CFS press release

For enquiries about the recall, members of the public may call the distributor's hotline at 6330 0136 during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department