FDA orders recall of cancer-causing Korean noodles

November 3, 2012 10:23 am 

MANILA, Nov. 2 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled starting Thursday the six Korean noodle products confirmed by the Korean FDA(KFDA)to contain cancer-causing benzopyrene.

The products are identified as Nongshim Big Bowl Noodle Shrimp; Nongshim Negori Noodles in hot, multi-hot and mild variations; Nongshim Saengsaeng Udon Bowl Noodle and Nongshim Saengsaeng Udon.

In an advisory, the FDA said the KFDA had confirmed that the noodles are tainted with benzopyrene, which has carcinogenic potentials.

“The Philippine government mandate is to protect consumer and is taking regulatory steps to ensure that these products will be off the market shelves immediately. Products recalled are subject to inventory checks and validation laboratory tests,” FDA said.

“These same brand noodle products will not be permitted in the market in the future until and unless tested and cleared by competent authorities,” the advisory stated.

The FDA assured that the “government is also undertaking inspection, collection and testing of other brands of noodles not currently identified to be contaminated as a precaution.”

“We urge the public to avoid buying these products and report to us if these brands are still in the market. If you have these products, please dispose of them as they are not fit for consumption,” the FDA said. (PNA)



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