Raw Fish

NEA BANS SALE OF RAW FRESHWATER FISH AT ALL FOOT OUTLETS

The National Environment Agency or NEA announced a blanket ban on the serving of raw freshwater fish by any food outlet with immediate effect. Food stalls include hawker centres, coffee shops, food courts and canteens. Restaurants are exempted from this ban as they generally observe hygiene standards and source fish from suppliers who deal with fish intended for raw consumption.

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ANOTHER MAN LOSES HAND AND LEGS TO MYSTERIOUS BACTERIA

66 year-old Mr Chew, a gardener, has had to have his 2 legs and left hand amputated after he caught the rare but lethal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria. The bacteria infection turned his limbs black and nearly killed him if doctors had not acted in time to remove his infected limbs.

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MOH: DO NOT BELIEVE WHATSAPP RUMOURS ABOUT EATING RAW FISH

MOH has been alerted to another Whatsapp/SMS message being circulated today about Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection from the consumption of raw food, such as sashimi. MOH would like to clarify that while our investigation found an association between the consumption of “Yu Sheng style” raw fish sold at food stalls, it did not find any links between GBS and eating sashimi.

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MAN TO LOSE ALL FOUR LIMBS DUE TO BACTERIA-LADEN YUSHENG (RAW FISH)

At first, it started out like any case of food poisoning. But when 50 year-old Mr Tan Hwee Boon woke up, he had spent 2 weeks drifting in and out of consciousness. To make matters worse, his hands and feets had turned black with gangrene and doctors told him they would have to amputate them.

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HEALTH MINISTRY: VERDICT NOT YET OUT ON RAW FISH BACTERIA

The Ministry of Health said in a Facebook post today that it is jointly investigating the claim about the outbreak of Group B streptococcus (GBS). It will work with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to investigate claims about individuals falling ill or being hospitalized as a result of bacteria found in raw fish and sashimi.

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DOCTORS SAY AVOID SASHIMI AND RAW FISH FOR THE TIME BEING?

Please avoid sashimi n raw fish this season. Just a heads up. My friend's husband was admitted into hospital abt 10 days ago. Had high fever, joint pain. He was diagnosed with grp B strep bacteria infection. From eating raw fish. He ate sashimi at tam po po at liang court 2 days and raw fish in chinatown 5 days before fever.He ended up with 2 surgery and may have to go thru knee replacement surgery cos the bacteria infected his joints n ate away his cartiledge.

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