IKEA to Recall Two Pasta Products – Due to Undeclared Soy Content

Swedish furniture retailer on 1st October 2014, Wednesday announced its is recalling two pasta products – Pastaalgar Fullkorn and Pastaalgar – after detecting soy content that is not declared. During the press release, IKEA said analyses of the pasta products indicated presence of soy, which is not declared on the packagin. Soy is an allergen and those who are allergic to it may experience an adverse reaction if consumed. However, IKEA added that it is safe for anyone who is not allergic or sensitive to soy. “Safety is of highest priority for IKEA and as a precautionary measure, products with all date stamps are recalled,” the company stated. All customers allergic to soy or otherwise concerned are welcome to return to the Swedish Food Market at …

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Cold-pressed Juice A Upcoming Trend in Singapore

Founder of tea company TWG and investor of Fresh Pressed Mr. Manoj Murjani, dismissed cold-pressed juice as another health food fad. He said, I think it is about what consumers are looking for these days. They are seeking to improve their diet and their nutrition, and how to incorporate more of that into their daily lives.” Using high levels of pressure, up to five times of nutrients and enzymes from fruits and vegetables are apparently retained from cold-pressed juicing, said co-founder of Fresh Pressed Mr. David Ratner. Using high levels of pressure to extract nectar from the pulp, nutrients and enzymes from fruits and vegetables are apparently retained from cold-pressed juicing.Co-founder of Fresh Pressed Mr. David Ratner explained the process: “Essentially, what you are doing is …

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AVA recalls Yangban brand Korean-made rice porridge after harmful bacteria is found

Consumers have been advised not to eat Yangban brand Korean-made rice porridge with abalone after it was found to contain a harmful bacteria. Get the full story from The Straits Times. Read the statement from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) here: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) that they had recalled Yangban brand Korean-made rice porridge with abalone from retail sales in Canada. The batch of product was recalled because it was found with Clostridium botulinum and it may potentially permit the growth of the bacteria. As there is import of the implicated product, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore had informed the importers of the affected product to recall it from sale immediately. …

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Manpower Crunch Close Down History Long Tong Seng Coffeeshop

It is a saddening news when you heard that a long serving Coffeeshop are closing down due to manpower issue. While the government has been strict particularly on foreign workers working in Singapore, it has been a hard task nowadays to look for locals to really take over traditional cultural food.  Furthermore, with the spur of restuarants that are coming up in the precinct, people are looking more on the “packaging” of the Coffeeshop rather than the “contents” itself. It will be sad to see that our future young generations will not be able to enjoy such traditional food anymore.  Below is the article I saw from AsiaOne News App. Yesterday, Tong Seng Coffeeshop owner Ong Choon Seng expected the largest turnout at his halal eatery …

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