SINGAPORE: FairPrice Group has launched an investigation after a customer complained online that she found a plastic clothespin in a bowl of soup she purchased at one of the food courts under the labour movement-linked organisation.

Facebook user CT Zuraihah posted on the Complaint Singapore Facebook page last Thursday (June 27) and revealed that she ordered takeaway hot and sour fish soup from the Cantine Food Court in Jurong Point. When she opened the lid and was about to start eating, she was surprised to find a pink plastic clip in the soup.

Some netizens noted that stall assistants typically put this type of clip on food boxes to inform the cooks about what diners have ordered. They speculated that the clip might have dropped into the soup while the food was being prepared, by accident.

FairPrice Group, meanwhile, has affirmed its commitment to maintaining high standards of food quality and safety. Asserting that it takes food safety issues very seriously, the organisation said in a statement that it is investigating the incident and has taken actions to ensure that similar incidents do not recur.

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