2 additional Mie Sedaap instant noodles flavours recalled over presence of pesticide
Pesticide ethylene oxide was found in the Mie Sedaap Soto flavour instant noodles and Curry flavour instant noodles.
Two additional flavours of instant noodles from the Indonesian instant noodle brand, Mie Sedaap are being recalled, announced the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) in a press release on Saturday (Oct 8).
SFA directed Arklife Distributors Pte Ltd to recall Mie Sedaap Soto flavour instant noodles and Curry flavour instant noodles. The products expire on Dec 11, 2022 and Feb 22, 2023 respectively.
The recall is still ongoing and SFA is continuing regulatory testing of other Mie Sedaap instant noodle products and working closely with the importers and Indonesian authorities to rectify the cause of ethylene oxide contamination.
Ethylene oxide is a pesticide that can be used to fumigate agricultural products to prevent microbial contamination. It is not authorised for use in food products.
Previously on Oct 6, SFA issued a recall for the Mie Sedaap Korean Spicy Soup instant noodles and Korean Spicy Chicken instant noodles as they detected the presence of ethylene oxide in them.
Consumption of food contaminated with low levels of ethylene oxide does not bring about any immediate risk. However, as long-term exposure to this substance may bring about health issues, exposure should be minimised.
Consumers who have purchased the above-mentioned products are advised not to consume them. Consumers who have consumed the above products and have queries about their health can seek medical advice. They can also contact their point of purchase for enquiries.