A batch of Guang Li Liang bottled drinking water has been recalled by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) after a common environmental bacteria was found in the product.
In a statement on Saturday (8 September), the AVA said that Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can be found in faeces, soil, water and sewage, was detected during a routine sampling of the product.
The bacteria can multiply in water environments and also on the surface of suitable organic materials in contact with water.
Consumption of products contaminated with the bacteria can “cause a range of infections but rarely causes serious illness in healthy individuals”, the agency added.
The AVA has directed the importer, BSY Power of Light Trading, to recall the affected product in batch 18228 with expiry dates 040820, 260820, 290820. The product is imported from Malaysia.
“Consumers who have the implicated products are advised to not consume them. Consumers who feel unwell may wish to seek medical attention,” said the AVA.
Consumers may contact the importer at 9756 8786 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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