From Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA):
Recall of “Just Drink- Milk Tea” (纯萃喝)
AVA has worked with the importer of “Just Drink- Milk Tea” (纯萃喝) to recall the product as it contains the ingredient L-theanine. L-theanine is currently not on the list of permitted food additive under the Food Regulations of Singapore.
Do not be alarmed, L-theanine is an organic compound that is found in certain plants. There is no food safety risk associated with the recalled products.
However, consumers who have consumed this product and have any health concerns can consult your doctor or seek medical advice.
7-Eleven Singapore has been informed to stop the sale of Chun Cui He Drinks from immediate effect.
7-Eleven has announced that you can return unconsumed bottles to any 7-Eleven store for a full refund:
We were informed by Abana Singapore Pte Ltd, the supplier for Chun Cui He that the Milk Tea variant of the popular drinks under the label is found to contain L-Theanine, an ingredient that is not permitted under AVA’s Food Regulations and thus sale of this product is not allowed as food. AVA has clarified that there is no food safety risk associated with the recall of this product so customers who have consumed the drinks need not be alarmed.
We understand that L-Theanine is an organic compound found naturally in green tea leaves and it is commonly found as an ingredient in health supplements in Singapore to help relieve stress and insomnia. We also understand that the supplier is in the process of registering this as an approved ingredient with AVA.
Upon notification by supplier, 7-Eleven has immediately recalled all remaining stocks of Chun Cui He Milk Tea from the stores and stopped further import of this drink. Customers who have unconsumed bottles of the Milk Tea drinks and have concerns can return them to any 7-Eleven store for a full refund. Meanwhile, they can still continue to enjoy the Chun Cui He Latte drink which is not affected by this recall.
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