AVA recalling Evergreen Life manuka honey products in Singapore

AVA recalling Evergreen Life manuka honey products in Singapore

There is information to suggest that non-approved substances may have been used during the processing of the honey...

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Friday (Feb 26) announced a recall of 18 kinds of Evergreen Life manuka honey products from New Zealand, according to Channel NewsAsia and AsiaOne.

According to AVA, non-approved substances such as dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and methylglyoxal (MG) may have been used during the processing of the honey.

"Consumers who have purchased the affected products are advised not to consume them and to discard them. While there is no food safety risk, consumers who have consumed this product and have any health concerns can consult your doctor or seek medical advice," said AVA.

It was reported that New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has posted an advisory that Evergreen Life Limited is recalling the products.

The MPI has stated there is no food safety risk associated with the recalled products. However AVA is working with importers to recall the products from the market immediately, as its food regulations do not allow additives to be added to honey.

The 18 Evergreen Life manuka honey products are:

- Evergreen Manuka Blended Methyl Glyoxal Level 30+ (including product labelled as MGO 30+ mg/kg)

- Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 30+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 30+)

- Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 80+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 80+)

- Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 100+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 100+)

- Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 150+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 150+)

- Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 200+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 200+)

- Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 350+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 350+)

- Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 600+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 600+)

- Evergreen Manuka New Zealand Honey MGO 890+ mg/kg (including product labelled as 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Methyl Glyoxal Level 890+)

- Evergreen Deer Horn & Active Manuka Methyl Glyoxal Level 100+ (including product labelled as MGO 100+ mg/kg)

- Evergreen Deer Horn & Active Manuka MGO 350+ (including product labelled as Methyl Glyoxal Level 350+ or MGO 350+mg/kg)

- Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 5+

- Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 7+

- Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 12+

- Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 15+

- Evergreen Manuka 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Total Activity 20+

- Evergreen Manuka with Pine Bark & Royal Jelly MGO 150+ mg/kg (including product labelled as Methyl Glyoxal Level 150+)

- Evergreen Manuka with Royal Jelly & Kiwi fruit Total Activity 15+ (including product with a yellow coloured label with the same wording)

News Source: AsiaOne, Channel NewsAsia

Image Credit: Evergreen Life Limited

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Mizah Salik

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