Friday, 29 September 2017

Blue stains on vegetables are remnants of undissolved fungicide: NTUC FairPrice

Blue spots were founds on the vegetables bought from NTUC Fairprice. (Facebook/ Jeff Yeo)

The blue stains found by customers on some vegetables purchased from NTUC FairPrice are "residual remnants of undissolved fungicide", a spokesperson for the supermarket chain said.

AVA said that the stains could be due to the use of a copper-based fungicide, approved to be used in agriculture and easily removed by washing.

FairPrice said on Thursday it has made its concerns known to the supplier of the vegetables and has "taken the necessary actions to ensure this does not recur".

Customers who bought fresh produce from FairPrice and find the quality to be unsatisfactory can return the product to the same store with their receipt before the stated expiry date for a full refund or exchange, it said.


People and Singapore news in pictures - updated

1) Mdm Halimah the first female President in the world to have Twitter emoji

2) Novena Church reopening

After being closed for nearly three years for an extensive overhaul that costs $54m, the Church of St Alphonsus, more popularly known as Novena Church, one of Singapore's most iconic and popular Catholic churches, will finally reopen in two weeks. The first mass will be held on Sept 29 at 6.30pm.

3) School uniforms getting bigger as obesity levels rise

Shanghai School Uniforms managing director Doris Yeo showing a pair of primary school shorts at 42 inches and one at 24 inches, which is what a regular primary schoolboy wears.

4) Trials to help elderly, disabled commuters at Outram MRT extended till end 2017

5) Tampines Interchange station

Image: StreetDirectory
Tampines will be the third interchange station on the network, after Newton and Bukit Panjang, which requires commuters to tap out and tap in again to make a transfer.

6) Islandwide electric car-sharing scheme kicks off in December with 80 cars, 30 charging stations

7) Ready for international skills competition

21 students from Polytechnics, ITE to showcase their technical skills after a year's training for the WorldSkills Competition at Abu Dhabi.

8) Donate S$500 and Parliament Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin will give you one of his books

9) Floating solar energy panels on reservoirs

The national water agency is expanding its trials to test the feasibility of deploying floating solar energy panels on reservoirs, following the successful roll-out of the world’s largest floating solar test-bed at Tengeh Reservoir last year.

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