No recall for durian-flavoured instant coffee, says Health Ministry


Health Minister Dr S. Subramaniam says authorities have determined that drugs had been placed in tampered sachets of the instant coffee, but are still determining how and why the coffee was contaminated. – Facebook pic, February 5, 2018.

THE Health Ministry will not recall a durian-flavoured instant coffee mix believed to have led to the hospitalisation of seven people, as there is no evidence the contamination was caused by the manufacturers, Health Minister Dr S. Subramaniam was reported as saying.

“Apart from these few packets, there is no evidence right now to pin the blame on its producers,” Dr Subramaniam was quoted as saying by The Star.


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