AVA recalls 'Da Ji Da Li' peanut puffs after metal from factory machine found

Mini peanut puffs imported from Malaysia have been recalled after a woman found a fragmented piece of metal inside her snack.

Commonly known as 'kok chye', the Chinese New Year snack is of the 'Da Ji Da Li' brand and imported by Mac Taste Bakery & Confectionery Pte Ltd.

In a statement, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said it received public feedback about a small piece of metal found inside a piece of the peanut puff.

"Following investigation, AVA established that the fragmented metal piece came from a machine used for making the peanut puffs at the factory," it added.

"AVA has directed the importer to recall the implicated product and the product has been removed from shelves."

According to The Straits Times, the product was sold only at Giant stores.

A 48-year-old woman had discovered the metal piece while eating the pastry, which her 76-year-old father purchased from a Giant supermarket at Block 316B Ang Mo Kio Street 31.

"I was so surprised... Had I not been chewing slowly, I could have swallowed it!" said the woman, who provided a photo of the curved, hook-like metallic object.

According to the AVA, the affected batch of product has an expiry date of Sep 30, 2019.

Consumers are advised not to consume the implicated product.

They can contact Mac Taste Bakery & Confectionery at 6284 9119 for an exchange or enquiries.

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