Family finds 'rusty' clothes peg in fish soup bought from Yishun food stall, SFA investigating

Submitted by Stomper Sam

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A family was alarmed when they found a 'rusty' clothes peg in a bowl of fish soup when they were halfway through their dinner.

Stomper Sam shared with Stomp that his parents had brought home fish soup from a stall named Yu Pan at Block 101 Yishun Avenue 5 on Monday (Aug 29) at about 7pm.

He said: "We were happily having our dinner when suddenly, to our surprise, we found this rusted plastic clothes peg in the soup!"

"Dinner became a nightmare for us as we worried about food poisoning due to the rust on the peg.

"With this, I urge the public to see what their food consists of before starting to consume their food."

Sam added that he made a post regarding the incident on the stall's Facebook page on the same day.

However, he could not find their page the following day.

"Now I can't seem to find their Facebook page and the review that I wrote became a feed on my profile," he said.

"They probably blocked my account from accessing their page.

"Though humans make mistakes, I think we at the same time have to be extra careful when eating."

Sam has since reported the matter to the SFA.

In response to a Stomp query, an SFA spokesman said: "SFA has received feedback and is investigating the matter.

"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.

"Members of the public who come across any potentially errant food operator should report to SFA via the online feedback form (

"As part of the enquiry and gathering of evidence, SFA may engage the feedback provider for more details.

"SFA will not hesitate to take enforcement action against errant food handlers if we have obtained sufficient evidence."

In a similar incident, a woman found a wooden peg in her meal from Kimly Seafood stall at Gangsa Road on Aug 9.