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Malaysian Eggs From Yong Peng Recalled By Singapore Authority Over Salmonella Fears

Malaysian Eggs From Yong Peng Recalled By Singapore Authority Over Salmonella Fears

The affected eggs can be identified by the stamp “CEJ027” on the eggs.

Fernando Fong

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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has recalled Malaysian eggs after detecting the presence of Salmonella Enteritidis, which can cause illness if the food is eaten raw or undercooked.

The eggs were produced in Johor by one of Malaysia’s largest egg producers, which is also a publicly listed company.

SFA said the stamp CEJ027 are on the recalled eggs.

Stamping helps food safety authorities trace eggs back to the farm and provides a safeguard in the event of a food poisoning incident or outbreak. 

SFA added that the egg producer has also been barred from exporting its eggs to Singapore until the contamination issue is dealt with.

Consumers who have purchased the affected eggs are advised to cook them thoroughly before consumption.

Those who are unwell after consuming the eggs should get medical attention.

The same issue also surfaced last year but was denied by Malaysian authorities.

In September, another Malaysian product was also recalled by the SFA.

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Abdominal Cramps, Vomiting And Diarrhoea 

Most people with Salmonella infection have diarrhoea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually begin six hours to six days after infection and last four to seven days.

Salmonella is spread by the faecal-oral route and can be transmitted by

  • Food and water.
  • By direct animal contact.
  • From person to person, but rarely.

An estimated 94% of salmonellosis is transmitted by food.

Humans usually become infected by eating foods contaminated with faeces from an infected animal.

Salmonella infection usually isn’t life-threatening.

However, the development of complications can be dangerous for:

  • Infants and young children.
  • Older adults.
  • Transplant recipients.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People with weakened immune systems.

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