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AVA says dried white fungus sold in S'pore safe for consumption

By Imelda Saad, Channel NewsAsia
15 January 2009

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said on Thursday that all the samples of dried white fungus sold in Singapore have been tested and are deemed safe to eat.

It was responding to queries from Channel NewsAsia following media reports that six kinds of dried snow fungus sold in Taiwan were found to contain pesticide residue.

The China Post said Taiwan's Consumer Foundation recently completed random tests on dried foods sold for the Lunar New Year festival - such as red dates and snow fungus - at Chinese herbal medicine stores, hyper marts and supermarkets.

The examination results showed all six kinds of dried snow fungus contained one to four kinds of pesticide, including Methamidophos, Fenpropathrin, Acephate and Perethrin.

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