Samy Instant Cooking Bak Kut Teh with Rice found to be from unapproved M'sian source, recalled

Both the soup and dry version of Samy Instant Cooking Bak Kut Teh with Rice are being recalled, said the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) in a statement on April 12.

The products contain more than 5 per cent pork and were found to be imported from an unapproved source in Malaysia.

Meat and meat products that contain more than 5 per cent of meat can only be imported into Singapore from accredited sources.

For food products with less than 5 per cent meat content, the source does not need to be accredited by SFA but will need to be regulated by the "competent authority" of the exporting country or region.

Accreditation is required for all beef products regardless of percentage content.

As a precautionary measure, SFA directed the importers, Biscotti Trading and Boughtnex to recall the implicated products.

The recall is ongoing.

Illegally imported food products from unknown and unapproved sources can pose a food safety risk to consumers.

Those who have purchased the implicated products should not consume them. Those who have consumed the products and are unwell should seek medical attention.

Consumers may contact their point of purchase for enquiries.