Pineapples allegedly containing cyclamic acid not imported here: SFA

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A Thai brand of frozen peeled pineapples said to contain cyclamic acid has not been imported into Singapore, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday (May 28), SFA said it was aware of a message circulating online alleging that the Dragon King brand of frozen peeled pineapples contains cyclamic acid, a sweetening agent used in certain frozen and chilled fruits.

It is not permitted in Singapore.

We are aware of a circulating message about Dragon King brand of frozen peeled pineapples from Thailand that have...

Posted by Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the message that has been circulating on WhatsApp.

SFA said in its statement:"We are aware of a circulating message about Dragon King brand of frozen peeled pineapples from Thailand that have allegedly been found with cyclamic acid. 

"Based on our records, there is no import of the implicated brand of product into Singapore.

"As part of our food safety regime, imported food (including pineapples) are subjected to regular inspections and sampling for compliance to our food safety standards and requirements. 

"Food that fail our inspection and food safety tests will not be allowed for sale.

"SFA will continue to monitor the safety of imported pineapples closely. 

"We have stepped up surveillance of peeled pineapples from Thailand."

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