The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has ordered the recall of eggs imported from Malaysia following the detection of the bacteria, Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). In its statement, SFA explained that they detected the presence of salmonella enteritidis in the batch of eggs from Teo Seng Layer Farm 1, located in Yong Peng, Johor.
The eggs can be identified by the code CEJ027, which is stamped on them. If the following eggs are consumed raw or undercooked, it can cause diarrhoea, fever and vomiting. While the infection typically subsides within a week in most people, SE can cause serious infection in vulnerable members of the population such as the elderly, young children and those with weakened immune systems.
Consumers who have purchased the affected eggs are advised to cook them thoroughly before consumption. Those who have consumed the eggs and are unwell should seek medical attention.
“The farm is also suspended and will not be allowed to export their eggs to Singapore. SFA will lift the farm’s suspension only when it has rectified the SE contamination issue,” the agency said.
According to The Vibes, Teo Seng said it will also communicate and work closely with the Veterinary Services Department to investigate and monitor the farm allegedly involved. The group assured that utmost cooperation will be rendered to the investigation in order to identify its root cause, adding that it will take appropriate remedial actions to ensure products are safe before resuming selling eggs from the farm allegedly involved.
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