Muji recalls pasta sauce after small plastic pieces found in some products

The affected packages of Shrimp and Potherb Peperoncino Pasta Sauce were sold from April 9 to June 26 this year.
The affected packages of Shrimp and Potherb Peperoncino Pasta Sauce were sold from April 9 to June 26 this year.SCREENGRAB: MUJI.COM

SINGAPORE - Japanese lifestyle brand Muji has recalled a pasta sauce product from its outlets.

In a statement on its website, the brand said it recalled its Shrimp and Potherb Peperoncino Pasta Sauce packages, as small plastic pieces were found in some of them.

The affected products were sold from April 9 to June 26 this year. Customers have been advised to check the expiration date, located on the bottom right of the sauce packages.

According to the statement, those products with an expiry date of Feb 3, 2019, are affected. The product code is 4550002183004.

In an update on Wednesday (Aug 1), Muji Singapore said it had removed the affected products from its shelves at all Muji outlets here on June 28 after receiving a notification from Muji Japan. 

Twenty-nine packets of the unsold product were sent back to Muji Japan for investigation. The remaining products with expiry dates other than Feb 3, 2019 are safe, Muji Singapore said. 

Signs had been put up in the outlets to inform customers of the recall on June 29.

Muji also apologised for any inconvenience caused, and added that it will step up its quality control to prevent such instances from happening again.

Customers with the affected product can bring them to a Muji outlet or contact their customer service at 6346-4123 to arrange for a refund.

The Straits Times has contacted the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore for more information.


Correction note: An earlier version of the story stated that the product recall was on July 29. This is incorrect. Muji announced the recall on its website on June 29. We are sorry for the error.