Starfresh Bottled Water Contains Harmful Bacteria
On Wednesday (12 Jun), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) reported that it is directing a recall of all Starfresh bottled water.
A routine sampling of the Malaysian product had shown a strain of bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
People with compromised immune systems, such as those with anemia and pneumonia, and those recovering from major surgeries have a far greater chance of developing severe illness than healthy people.
For healthy people, ingesting/exposure to the bacteria may cause only minor health problems like,
- Mild fevers
- Gastrointestinal infections
- Ear infections
- Skin rashes
- Eye infections
Starfresh sold at ABC Bargain Centre & ValuDollar
The importer of the bottled water, Radha Exports, has been told to remove all Starfresh bottled water from their shelves. This includes the 500ml bottles with an expiry date of 11 May 2021 and the 1.5l bottles with an expiry date of 13 May 2021.
Radha Exports distributes its products to ABC Bargain Centre and ValuDollar discount store.
Image from Google Map
Needless to say, if you’ve bought any Starfresh bottled water, please don’t drink it.
You may also contact Radha Exports at 6220 2777 to request a refund for the bottles you’ve bought.
SFA has said that the recall is currently ongoing, so spread the word to friends and family who you know frequent either of those stores.
Featured image from Google Maps.