25 May '11, 8am

DTN Singapore: S'pore does not import beverages recalled in Taiwan: AVA: SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food & Veterinary A...

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said it does not import beverages that have been recalled in Taiwan recently. Taiwan said that nearly half a million bottles of drinks have been removed from shelves over fears they contain a chemical used in plastics called DEHP. They include more than 460,000 bottles of sports drinks and fruit juice, as well as 20 tonnes of fruit and yoghurt powder and 130,000 packs of probiotic powder. However, as a precautionary measure, AVA told Channel NewsAsia that it will be testing other beverages from Taiwan available in Singapore for DEHP. If consumed, DEHP can affect the hormone balance in young people. Singapore imports more than 100 brands of beverages from Taiwan such as the "Allswell starfruit drink", "Gong fruit juice" and "Lucky Tree fruit juice". AVA has advised consumers to discard the affected products if they had p...

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