Video of Valley Chef chicken franks with white floating material is not "worms", importer clarifies

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The importer of Valley Chef chicken franks, Dah Chong Hong Limited, has clarified with Stomp that the material floating around some chicken franks in a video is not "worms". 

Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the video that has been circulating on social media. 

In the video, some chicken franks are placed in a bowl of water. 

A lot of white strands can be seen floating around the chicken franks and someone says in Mandarin: "Do you see this? Parasites eh."

A woman mentions in the video that the chicken franks were purchased in Singapore. 

Water is emptied from the bowl and refilled. The same white strands can be seen floating in the water.

A man then says: "Oh my god, f****** a lot man."

In response to a Stomp query, a Dah Chong Hong Limited spokesperson said: "As the health and safety of our customers is our highest priority, we have immediately investigated this concern.

"The production of this product occurs under inspection conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at a HCCAP and ISO22000 certified food processor based in the US.

"Based upon the video provided, the material floating in the water is not "worms", but damage from the surface of the hot dog that is washing away under the water.

"This is likely the result of storage at an improper temperature and seems to be an isolated incident.

"To ensure the best possible dining experience, concerned customers can return any previously-purchased products to the original retailer."

In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Nov 5), the Singapore Food Agency said they were aware of the video.