Chin Chow jelly, also known as Grass Jelly, is one of our favourite local desserts. It can be consumed in its original form or be made into a drink.

This is what it normally looks like:

Photo from Justeatla blog

Silky jello.

So it is not difficult to judge when the jelly has turned bad and become something resembling a soaked sponge that can be shredded into smaller pieces.

A Facebook user, Sng Hock Huat, uploaded a video on May 12 when he found a packet of Tan Soon Mui jelly bought from a NTUC supermarket to be in this state.

Here’s the video:

Well, he is not the only one who has such an experience as another netizen also uploaded a similar video on Youtube a few days ago.

In the video, the lady showed that the expiry date printed on the Tan Soon Mui jelly packaging was October 2017, yet the colour and texture of the jelly has clearly changed for the worse, making it inedible.

Here’s the video:

As the products were bought from NTUC supermarkets, NTUC FairPrice released a statement on May 13 on their Facebook page, assuring customers that they are in contact with their supplier, and also appealing for the affected customer who created the video to get in touch:

Tan Soon Mui Food Industries is a local Asian dessert manufacturer, Mothership.sg has reached out to them for a response, and we will update accordingly.

[Update:

In response to our queries at May 14, 10:28 AM, the management team of Tan Soon Mui Food Industries said that:
“The management team of Tan Soon Mui Food Industries is aware of the Chin Chow videos that have been circulating on social media and online channels. The food quality and safety of all our customers are our top priority.

We are actively looking into this matter and we are in cooperation with AVA to conduct a full investigation. We will share latest updates and lab results of the investigation when it is available.

To keep updated with the news, please check www.tsmfood.com and Tan Soon Mui Food Industries Facebook Page.

If you have any inquiries about the quality of our products, we would urge the public to contact our customer service at [email protected]” ]

Top photo collage from screenshot of Sng Hock Huat’s video

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