The Food and Drug Administration has issued an update on Thursday, November 1, regarding the Korean noodles contaminated with benzopyrene, a chemical known for its carcinogenic (cancer-causing) potentials.
FDA has conducted tests to ensure if the noodles or ramen, identified to be manufactured by Nong Shim Co. Ltd., are really contaminated with the said compound. This was after the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) ordered pullout of these products from their market shelves due to contamination of benzopyrene.
After several tests which proved that the noodles were contaminated with the cancer-causing compound, the FDA orders immediate recall of these products from Philippine market.
The list of identified noodle products are:
1. Nongshim Neoguri (Hot) with expiration dates for final products of 12.10.11 and 12.11.11.
2. Nongshim Neoguri (Hot) Multi. Expiration dates: 12.10.11 and 12.11.11
3. Nongshim Neoguri (Mild). Expiration Dates: 12.10.28 and 12.11.17
4. Nongshim Big Bowl Noodle Shrimp. Expiration Dates: 12.11.4, 12.11.29, 13.1.10, and 13.1.30.
5. Nongshim Saengsaeng Udon Bowl Noodle. Expiration Dates: 12.9.30 and 12.10.22
6. Nongshim Saengsaeng Udon. Expiration Dates: 12.8.28 and 12.10.8
FDA urges the public to avoid buying these product and report to the agency if these brands are still on the market. It reminds the public to dispose these products as these are not fit for consumption.
Read the official announcement from the FDA and Department of Health below: