A Thai restaurant at Golden Mile Tower is under investigation for the illegal sale and possession of pig blood curd said the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) in a media release on May 19.
Unregulated and a food safety risk
SFA received a tip-off on May 14 and ran an operation at the restaurant. The agency did not identify the restaurant in its media release.
The agency found a dish with pig blood curd as an ingredient in the restaurant and seized retail packages of pig blood during the operation.
SFA said that food products containing animal blood, like pig's blood, are prohibited in Singapore as blood can easily support the growth of bacteria and carry diseases.
Blood harvested in unhygienic conditions can also result in the introduction of food-borne pathogens and disease into food products with blood, according to SFA.
All food imports are bound by SFA requirements.
SFA urged members of the public to avoid food establishments that sell illegal food products and to provide feedback here or to call the SFA Contact Centre at 6805 2871.
Those found guilty of illegally importing and selling food blood products are liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or two years’ jail term or to both for the first conviction.
Top image from SFA.