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HDB组屋一男子楼上邻居在厨房窗外悬挂7块腊肉晾晒

Oct 18, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

所谓一个人的美食,对另一个人而言可能是毒药:一名HDB组屋住户在脸书上抱怨其上层邻居把好几块多汁的腊肉挂在组屋厨房窗户外晾晒。

这位怒气冲冲的邻居在脸书的“投诉新加坡”小组中发帖质问,为什么会有人这么做,楼上的住户把这么多腊肉晾在外面,是不是为了出售。

据三张照片显示,厨房窗外至少挂着七块腊肉,就连晾衣架上也挂满了晾晒的衣物。

把肉挂在外面晾干

肉挂在外面晾干的过程,通常是借助盐的作用,经过渗透使得食物中的水分溢出。.

晾晒肉作为腌制过程的一部分,使肉类在烹调时的味道更加浓郁。

不顾忌穆斯林邻居

帖子下面的一些评论不仅强调了这种不卫生行为会引来昆虫甚至鸟类,而且指出了潜在的问题。

其中包括对穆斯林邻居表现出的漠不关心,他们可能住在晾晒腊肉住户的楼上或楼下。

虽然该男子的帖子中没有直接提及,但晾晒肉的臭味会让人恶心。

海滩路事件

此前,2018年12月,新加坡海滩路地区有一家住户在制作肉干的过程中,将生肉片晾晒在外面。

这种做法据说已经持续多年,而且肉片的臭味四处发散,受访的邻居都说只要有风吹过就能闻到肉片的臭味。

这些肉片不仅在太阳底下露天晾晒,而且就放在空调压缩机前,由于暴露在灰尘中而使其更加腥臭。

据报道,这些肉干随后被出售到附近的Golden Mile Complex供食用。

义顺事件

2020年3月,义顺镇委员会不得不要求义顺一家住户停止在洗衣架上悬挂肉片,因为其邻居闻到了臭味。

义顺镇委员会发言人表示:“考虑到公众健康和卫生,我们也想借此机会提醒居民,不要在洗衣架上晾挂任何食物。”

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore's first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit.

This means that a person taking the test will receive one of three results: Covid-19 positive and Omicron positive; Covid-19 positive and Omicron negative; or Covid-19 and Omicron negative.

Currently, PCR kits here that are capable of detecting Omicron require an additional gene sequencing step to confirm the specific variant. This takes an additional day.

Some PCR kits, such as those currently in use by medical technology firm Acumen Diagnostics and biotech firm MiRXES, are able to detect both the Delta and the Omicron strains, but to confirm if a positive case has been infected by Omicron, gene sequencing is necessary.

Mr Jimmy Toh, director of BioAcumen Global, said: "We are looking at ways to cut down the steps and time needed to run this test. This is crucial, especially at the borders where accurate tests need to be done on-site. There is no time to wait on sequencing results to know if a positive sample is infected with Omicron."

Mass production of the kit has begun, and the BioAcumen Global team hopes this kit will provide much needed help locally and in the region for the surveillance and control of this new variant, Mr Toh said.