SFA investigating Thai restaurant at Golden Mile Tower for illegal sale of animal blood curd

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is investigating a Thai restaurant at Golden Mile Tower for the illegal sale and possession for sale of animal blood curd.

Acting on information they received, SFA conducted an operation at the restaurant on May 14.

"The operation uncovered the restaurant selling a dish containing pig blood curd," said SFA in a statement on Wednesday (May 19).

Unsold pre-packed pig blood curd was also seized during the operation.

Photo: Singapore Food Agency

SFA also said that animal blood food products, such as pig’s blood, are prohibited in Singapore as blood can easily support the growth of bacteria and harbour diseases.

"Unhygienic harvesting of blood can also result in the introduction of food borne pathogens into blood food products." it added.

"Illegally imported food products are of unknown sources and can pose a food safety risk. In Singapore, food imports must meet SFA’s requirements. Food can only be imported by licensed importers, and every consignment must be declared and accompanied with a valid import permit."

Members of the public who come across the sale of illegal food products in food establishments are advised not to patronise such outlets and provide feedback via SFA's online feedback form or to call its contact centre at 6805 2871 with details for follow-up investigations.

Anyone who is found guilty of illegally importing and selling pig blood products is liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or two years in jail for the first conviction.

In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, offenders are liable to a fine not exceeding $100,000 and/or a jail term of up to three years.

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