December 8, 2022

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Two Korean-style instant noodles were found to contain carcinogens

Two Korean-style instant noodles were found to contain carcinogens



 

Two Korean-style instant noodles were found to contain carcinogens and ordered to be taken off the shelves.

Two Korean-style instant noodles sold in the local market were ordered to be removed from the shelves after they were found to contain the carcinogen ethylene oxide.

 

Two Korean-style instant noodles were found to contain carcinogens

 

 

The Singapore Food Authority said in a statement that the two types of instant noodles are Mi Sedaap’s Korean-style spicy soup and Korean-style spicy chicken instant noodles, which are produced in Indonesia.

The authorities have instructed Sheng Sheng Sdn Bhd to recall the products concerned and advised consumers who have purchased these two products not to cook these instant noodles. Consumers who have consumed the affected products may consult a doctor if they have health concerns.

 

Ethylene oxide is a pesticide and is not approved for use in food. According to some countries’s food regulations, ethylene oxide can be used in the disinfection process of spices, but the residual ethylene oxide in spices should not exceed 50 mg per kilogram.

 

The food agency tested other foods, such as instant noodles, after Häagen-Dazs ice cream products were found to contain ethylene oxide in August.

It was found that among the products tested, only Mi Sedaap’s instant noodles contained ethylene oxide. This prompted the authorities to conduct regular testing of Mi Sedaap’s products.

So far, the Mi Sedaap products confirmed to contain ethylene oxide are Korean-style spicy soup and Korean-style spicy chicken quick-cooked noodles.

 

The FDA is continuing to test other flavors of Mi Sedaap instant noodles, and is investigating with the importer and Indonesian authorities to resolve the issue of the product being contaminated with ethylene oxide.

If other products are found to contain excessive levels of ethylene oxide, the FDA will recall the affected products as a precaution.

 

 

 

 

 

Two Korean-style instant noodles were found to contain carcinogens

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