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Cancer-causing antibiotic found in popular luncheon pork

by 5m Editor
4 December 2007, at 9:05am

SINGAPORE - The agent of a popular mainland canned pork product has initiated a recall and suspended sales after tests showed a sample contained a cancer-causing antibiotic.

The Centre for Food Safety yesterday revealed this after laboratory tests showed a sample of Shanghai Ma Ling B2 340g pork luncheon meat (less sodium) was found to have traces of nitrofurans.

The batch number is B2 5 for the product, which carries a best-before date of December 26, 2009. According to the sole agent, the canned pork was imported on only two occasions - last December and January this year. The scare spread when Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority detected carcinogenic traces in a consignment of canned pork from Ma Ling and Gulong food processing factories.

Source: TheStandard

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