Singapore Recalls Everest Fish Curry Masala due to Pesticide Worries

India’s ‘Everest fish curry masala’ has been recalled by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) after the presence of ethylene oxide, an unauthorized pesticide for food use, was found to exceed acceptable limits.

According to a statement released on April 18th, SFA has instructed Sp Muthiah & Sons, the importer, to recall the products that have been affected.

More than 57 years ago, Vadilal Bhai Shah established the brand, which has now become India’s leading manufacturer of pure and blended spices. With a presence in over 80 countries worldwide, it is the largest producer in the country.

The Hong Kong food regulator discovered that three MDH products – Madras Curry Powder, Sambhar Masala Mixed Masala Powder, and Curry Powder Mixed Masala Powder – as well as Everest Fish Curry Masala, were found to contain the pesticide ethylene oxide, a known Group-1 carcinogen.

On April 5, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department revealed that tests on various prepackaged spice mix products detected the presence of ethylene oxide, a pesticide.

Everest Fish Curry Masala

The report indicates that the sale of fish curry masala does not have a significant impact on Everest’s total sales. Therefore, the recall is unlikely to have a major effect on the company’s business, as stated by sources.

The SFA statement advises individuals who have consumed the products in question and are worried about their health to seek medical guidance. Consumers can also reach out to the place where they purchased the products for any inquiries.


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