Muji Singapore removes conger eel rice kit from its shelves

Singapore carries the conger eel rice kit, one of the two types of Muji ready meals containing ingredients produced in Tochigi Prefecture in Japan.
Singapore carries the conger eel rice kit, one of the two types of Muji ready meals containing ingredients produced in Tochigi Prefecture in Japan. PHOTO: MUJI SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Muji Singapore has removed a food product from its shelves here, after concerns that they may have come from areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

Singapore carries the conger eel rice kit, one of the two types of Muji ready meals containing ingredients produced in Tochigi Prefecture in Japan. The other affected Muji product is the crab rice kit.

In a statement on Friday, Muji Singapore said it was recalling the food product and apologised for the inconvenience caused.

It also advised customers not to consume the product, but to bring itto a Muji outlet or contact its customer service department for refund.

Muji Singapore has submitted the product for inspection by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), and will update again when further information is confirmed.

Elsewhere in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the Japanese lifestyle store has also removed the related products from the sales floor and is recalling these products.

Muji Singapore's customer service department can be contacted at 6346-4123 or customerservice@muji.com.sg.