Diners traumatised after 'spring onions' in Yishun carrot cake turns out to be cockroach

Submitted by Stomper Vincent

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Black or white carrot cake?

For Stomper Vincent and his family, it was white carrot cake with a bit of black... cockroach.

Vincent said his son had ordered carrot cake from a coffee shop stall at Block 848 Yishun Street 81 on Nov 23, at around 11am.

The Stomper recounted: "My wife and son had the first few bites and passed the dish to me. When I was about to eat it, I saw something black inside the carrot cake.

"At first, I thought it was some spring onions, so I used chopsticks to open it up and discovered the creature inside it.

"My wife and son were traumatised and immediately went to the toilet."

Vincent said he informed the stall about the incident and was given a refund, "that's all".

In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said it is looking into the matter.

SFA added: "Food safety is a joint responsibility. While SFA puts in place and enforces the regulatory measures, food operators must play their part by adhering to good food hygiene and preparation practices. Food operators should also ensure that their premises are clean and well-maintained."

Members of the public who come across any potentially errant food operator should report to SFA.

The agency said: "SFA takes a serious view towards food safety and will investigate all feedback alleging poor food safety practices.

"As part of the enquiry and gathering of evidence, SFA may engage the feedback provider for more details and will not hesitate to take enforcement action if sufficient evidence has been obtained."