Six canned sardine brands banned for containing worms

The six recalled canned sardine brands.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29: The Health Ministry (MOH) has withdrawn six other brands of canned sardine products from the market because they are confirmed to contain impurities such as Filum Nematoda worms from the genus Anisakis spp.

Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the six products of the sardines were from the Cinta, Sea Fresh, HS Brand, King Cup, Star and TC Boy brands.

This follows a recent discovery by the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services of worms that could cause the anisakiasis disease in humans in samples of a brand of sardines from China brought in through the North Butterworth Container Terminal in Penang on May 14, as reported by Bernama.

In April, MOH had ordered importers to recall two brands of canned sardines from China after they were found to be contaminated with dead worms. — DayakDaily