A woman named Yuan Yifan was fined $8,000 by the Court today for the possession and sale of illegally imported pig blood curd.
According to the press release by Singapore Food Agency (SFA), on 21 Jan 2021 the SFA conducted an operation and seized approximately 30kg of pig blood curd from Yuan’s residential unit.
It was discovered during an inquiry that Yuan had been selling pig blood products online, SFA said in press release.
“Animal blood food products, such as pig blood, can easily support the growth of bacteria and harbour diseases”.
“Unhygienic harvesting of blood can also result in the introduction of food borne pathogens into blood food products. Illegally imported food products are of unknown sources and can pose a food safety risk”, SFA added.
Food imports into Singapore must adhere to SFA regulations. Only licenced importers are allowed to bring in food, and each shipment must be declared and come with an authorised import permission.
Any person who is found guilty of illegally importing and selling pig blood products is liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or 2 years jail term or to both for first conviction, and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.
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