Saturday, May 30

Health Ministry recalls China canned sardines found to contain worms


One of the affected brands, as shown on the Health Ministry director-general’s website.


KUCHING: The Health Ministry has recalled two brands of canned sardines from China found to have contained  dead worms.

In a statement on the website of Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, it is said that results of analysis made by the  Ministry showed that the TL Tan Lung Canned Sardines in Tomato Sauce produced by Fujian Yongfa, as well as the TLC Sardines in Tomato Sauce produced by Dongshan Dongyi Foods, were contaminated with Anisakis nematodes (worms).

Following that, the importer(s) of said products have been ordered to recall the tainted products.

The Health Ministry will continue to monitor all imported canned sardine and mackerel products at all entry points as well as those in the markets nationwide.

Enforcement will be taken if products do not comply with Food Act 1983.

To keep abreast with the issue, visit the ministry’s Facebook page.