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Singaporean Agency: Bottled Water From Malaysian Manufacturer Contains Bacteria

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Singaporean Agency: Bottled Water From Malaysian Manufacturer Contains Bacteria
If your source of water comes from bottles you buy from the store, please exercise caution moving forward.

That is because the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), through its surveillance, has detected the presence of bacteria in a batch of bottled drinking water from a Malaysian manufacturer.

According to a report by The New Straits Times, SFA addressed the issue via a circular that bottled drinking water manufactured by Malee Mineral Water Sdn Bhd, based in Johor, contains the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.

As such, SFA said the import of all bottled drinking and mineral water from the manufacturer is not permitted with immediate effect.


The Malaysian Health Ministry, meanwhile, told The Star Online that they will be investigating the case.

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye told the news portal that the Ministry is currently conducting checks as the manufacturer reportedly has products being sold locally.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria which can be found in faeces, soil, water and sewage, and can cause, among others, urinary tract infections, respiratory system infections, dermatitis, soft tissue infections, bacteremia, bone and joint infections and gastrointestinal infections.

So, if you can, drink boiled water from now on and avoid bottled mineral water.

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