Ethylene oxide found in prepackaged instant tossed noodle samples from Indonesia
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Prepackaged instant tossed noodle
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Sedaap Korean Spicy Chicken Flavour Fried Noodle
Brand: Mi Sedaap
Place of origin: Indonesia
Net weight: 435 grams
Sole Agent: Golden Long Food Trading Ltd
Retailer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited
Best-before date: May 19, 2023
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The CFS collected samples of the product from a supermarket in Lok Fu for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed that the samples of noodle, seasoning pack and chili powder pack of the product contain a pesticide, ethylene oxide.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified ethylene oxide as a Group 1 carcinogen. According to the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap 132CM), a food for human consumption containing pesticide residue may only be sold if consumption of the food is not dangerous or prejudicial to health.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop using or selling the affected batch of the product immediately if possess it
|Advice to Consumers||
Not to consume the affected batch of the product if have bought any
Members of the public may call hotline of the retailer concerned at 2606 8658 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.
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Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department