Woman finds fried fly in a packet of IRVINS Salted Egg Potato Chips

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IRVINS Salted Egg is back in the spotlight for yet another food safety issue.

Another day, another IRVINS Salted Egg chips incident.

In December 2018, Singapore-grown salted egg snacks brand IRVINS Salted Egg was in the spotlight after a customer claimed to have found a deep-fried lizard in a packet of its salmon skin snack. The customer's social post immediately went viral and led to an investigation by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and a public apology from the company's CEO, Irvin Gunawan.

But just short of a month later, another customer took to social media yet another claim: finding a fried fly in a packet of IRVINS Salted Egg potato chips.

First a lizard, now a fly in a packet of IRVINS Salted Egg chips

In a Facebook post on 24 January 2019, Malaysian Li Qin Fam said: "People had fried lizard in their chips, I had fried fly ? thanks IRVINS" along with a video and photos of the said packet and fly.

Responding to one comment on her post, Ms Li said the packet has an expiry date of 17 October 2019.

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In the statement by IRVINS Salted Egg CEO posted on their Facebook page on 2 January 2019 about the previous incident, a recall and refund will be made for snack packets that expire on 16 October 2019.

Woman finds fried fly in a packet of IRVINS Salted Egg Potato Chips

It is still unclear if both packets are from the same batch, NONILO.com has reached out to IRVINS Salted Egg chips for a comment and has not yet received a reply until posting.

 

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Nikki De Guzman