Singapore 

PCF Sparkletots food poisoning: Reported cases rise to 184, children from three more centres affected, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Children from three more PCF Sparkletots pre-schools have displayed symptoms of food poisoning, a PCF spokesman said on Thursday (March 28), just one day after the authorities announced they were investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis at four other centres. The four centres named on Wednesday are located at Blocks 210, 270, 290A and 298B Sengkang Central. On Thursday, the PCF spokesman said that children at two other centres located at Blocks 262A and 208 Sengkang Central, as well as the PCF Sparkletots pre-school at Punggol North, have displayed…

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Chemical plant explosion sends China dye stocks surging, sinks affected firms

A deadly plant explosion in eastern China rocked chemical sector stocks in the country’s A share market on Friday, with shares of companies where employees were killed and production shut down sinking. Major dye producers, on the other hand, soared on expectations that dye prices could spike because of tightened supply of a chemical compound.“The explosion will have a direct impact on the supply of m-Phenylenediamine, a chemical intermediary used in producing dyes,” Bai Juntian, a Beijing-based… Source link

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Vietnam 

MoIT recalls E-coli affected cheese – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

MoIT is recalling imported cheese Valencay Aoc Affine Hardy from France due to E-coli. — Photo anninhthudo.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has requested a recall and told consumers not to use imported cheese under the brand Hardy Affineur from France. According to the MoIT’s Department of Science and Technology, the recall was due to ecoli 0157 from raw milk and cheese imported from France following a warning sent by the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) to Vietnamese authority…

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Singapore 

Scoot’s Taipei-Singapore flight turned back due to ‘slight vibrations’ on board; passengers affected by 18-hour delay, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – More than 160 passengers on a Singapore-bound Scoot flight from Taipei were affected by a flight delay that saw them return home about 18-and-a-half hours later than scheduled. The 163 affected passengers landed in Singapore at 6.54pm on Wednesday (March 13), according to flight tracking site Flightradar24. Scoot Flight TR993, which left Taipei’s Taoyuan Airport at 7.36pm on Tuesday, turned back about one-and-a-half hours later. In a statement on Wednesday, Scoot said the plane returned to Taipei “as a precaution” due to “slight vibrations felt” on board. The…

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Singapore 

Overheating wok leads to fire at Telok Blangah hawker centre, 12 stalls affected, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a hawker centre in Telok Blangah on Monday morning (Feb 11). At least 12 stalls were affected after the gas supply was cut as a result, Chinese paper Shin Min Daily News reported. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fire at 11 Telok Blangah Crescent at 9.08am. The fire involved a wok in a hawker stall, the SCDF said. No injuries were reported. The first firefighter who arrived at the scene observed flames coming from a partially…

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Singapore 

295 passengers affected after Scoot flight from Melbourne to Singapore cancelled due to technical issues, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two hundred and ninety-five passengers on a Scoot flight from Melbourne to Singapore were left stranded for at least five hours on Sunday (Jan 27), after their flight was cancelled. Flight TR19 was due to leave Melbourne at 1.20pm locally, and was supposed to arrive in Singapore at 6.45pm local time. In response to queries from The Straits Times on Sunday, the budget airline said that TR19 had to be grounded in Melbourne Airport for rectification works due to a technical issue. Affected customers were transferred to Singapore…

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Singapore 

Singapore not affected by tainted flu vaccines found in Hong Kong, Taiwan: HSA, Singapore, Health News

SINGAPORE – Batches of flu vaccines from French manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur were found to contain impurities, reported Hong Kong and Taiwanese media earlier this week. But Singapore is not affected as the products are not available here, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in reply to queries from The Straits Times. Hong Kong health authorities said 175,000 doses from a batch containing “white particles” had been delivered to the city’s public health care providers, while about 75,000 doses had been administered, said South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Tuesday (Nov…

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Singapore 

744 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles in Singapore affected by global recall over stalling issue, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Toyota Motor Corp is recalling 744 Prius hybrid cars in Singapore, as part of its global recall of 2.4 million vehicles over a system issue that can lead to stalling. In response to The Straits Times’ queries, a spokesman for Borneo Motors (Singapore) – the sole distributor for Toyota here – said the recall involved 744 Prius hybrid vehicles produced between October 2008 and November 2014. Around 75 per cent of the affected vehicles are taxis. In an earlier statement, Toyota said that in “rare situations”, some vehicles…

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