Bottled water imported by Cold Storage has been recalled after bacteria were found in the product

SINGAPORE: A batch of bottled water imported from Malaysia by Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd has been recalled after bacteria were detected during routine sampling of the product, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Thursday (Dec. 3).

The affected batch of Meadows Pure Drinking Water is supplied in 1.5 liter bottles, with an expiry date of 9 November 2022.

Dairy Farm Group, which operates the Cold Storage and Giant supermarket chains, separately said the 1.5 liter bottles were not sold in the Cold Storage stores.

“They were only available in Giant Singapore and have since been pulled from the shelves,” said Dairy Farm Group.

A common environmental bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa was found in samples of the water, SFA said, adding that the bacteria can be found in feces, soil, water and sewage.

“It can multiply in water environments and on the surface of suitable organic materials that come into contact with water,” the agency said.

“Consumption of products contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause a variety of infections, but rarely causes serious illness in healthy individuals.”

The recall has been completed and those who purchased the affected product are advised not to consume it, SFA said.

Those who have used the affected product and are concerned about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers can contact their point of sale for questions or a refund.

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