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Soup recalled 
24th-Oct-2008 07:27 am
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Sheesh... even Japanese-made ramen is being tainted. Seems the food problem is not just limited to China.

Japan's Nissin recalls 500,000 noodles over insecticide fears

Fri Oct 24, 2:02 am ET
Japan's Nissin recalls 500,000 noodles over insecticide fears AFP – Nissin Food's Instant Noodle Museum in Osaka. The company said Friday it was recalling half a million …

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan's Nissin Food Products Co. said Friday it was recalling half a million cups of instant noodles over fears of insecticide contamination in the latest food safety scare to rock the country's consumers.

A 67-year-old woman vomited and felt numbness on her tongue after eating Nissin's Cup Noodle this week in the Tokyo suburb of Fujisawa, the city's health office said late Thursday.

The product was made at a Nissin factory in Japan. A series of previous scares have involved food imported from China.


The health office said on inspecting the Cup Noodle they had discovered paradichlorobenzene, the key chemical in bug repellent, but no puncture or other abnormality in the cup.[...]


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This reminds me of the Tylenol tampering here in the US from long ago. It will be interesting to see if the noodles were made with ingredients from China or a disgruntled employee wanted to harm the company.

In the meantime, beware of your Cup Noodle ramen.
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