Monday, June 13, 2011
Nissin, Nong Shim instant noodles safe to eat
INSTANT noodles in Singapore are safe to eat, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Monday.
This statement was issued after excessive amounts of a cancer-causing plasticiser were found in some instant noodle brands in Hong Kong.
The brands in question are Korean instant noodles Nong Shim's Shin Ramyun and Shin Ramen, as well as Japan's Nissin noodles. The affected samples of both brands were made in China.
According to the AVA, Singapore did not import any Nissin instant noodles from China this year and any of the brand's noodles sold here are made in either Singapore or Indonesia, an AVA spokesman told The Straits Times.
The spokesman also added that the agency has tested the Nong Shim brand noodles here for contamination and none has been detected in the noodles or the seasoning.
Nong Shim noodles here are made in South Korea and China.
AVA said that they will continue to monitor the situation closely.