Monday, 19 January 2015

California seized 20,000 apples

KUCHING - Nearly 20,000 species of Gala apples and Granny Smith worth about RM82,000 were suspected of being contaminated with Listeria bacteria monocytegenes seized by the Sarawak Health Department in two separate operations in Sibu and here yesterday.

State Health Director, Dr. Males Zulkifli said the operation was held after receiving instructions from the Ministry of Health following the US Food and Drug Administration issued a notice about the pollution yesterday.

He said, the supplier has also been directed to withdraw apples and across the country to ensure that no untoward incident.



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