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The Department of Health (DOH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines has issued a product recall to 6 Korean noodle products found by Korean FDA to contain Benzopyrene, a chemical with carcinogenic potential.

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

List of identified contaminated Nongshim noodle products:

Product Name Expiration Dates for Final Products
1. Nongshim Neoguri (Hot) 12.10.11
2. Nongshim Neoguri (Hot) Multi 12.10.11
3. Nongshim Neoguri (Mild) 12.10.28
4. Nongshim Big Bowl Noodle Shrimp 12.11.4
13.1.10 & 13.1.30
(mfd. in Busan only)
5. Nongshim Saengsaeng Udon Bowl Noodle 12.9.30
6. Nongshim Saengsaeng Udon 12.8.28

The public is advised to avoid buying these products and report to FDA if this brands are still in the market. If you have these products, please dispose of them as they are not fit for consumption and might be dangerous to your health.

You can report to FDA through telephone numbers 807-8275 and 807-0751.