'Gluten-free' battered shrimp recalled after SFA finds gluten in product

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed the importer of Kitchen Joy Crispy Battered Shrimp to recall the product after detecting gluten in it.

Claims on the Indonesian product's packaging indicate that the product is gluten-free, SFA said in a statement.

The recall of the affected batches by importer CP Foods Singapore is ongoing.

The affected batches have the 'best before' dates of Mar 28 to Mar 30, 2024.

Gluten is a type of protein naturally found in wheat and other grains.

Although gluten does not pose a food safety issue to most consumers, some are intolerant of or allergic to gluten.

Under Singapore's Food Regulations, the use of false or misleading claims on prepacked food products which do not reflect the true nature of their contents is prohibited, the agency said.

Consumers who have purchased the implicated products and are intolerant of or allergic to gluten are advised not to consume them.

Those who have consumed the products should seek medical advice if they have concerns about their health.

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