Korean 'Nong Shim' Instant Ramen Recalled For Containing Carcinogens

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Nong Shim's Neoguri variety was found to have the highest amount of the cancer-causing carcinogen. 
Nong Shim, the Korean maker of cheap and addictive instant noodles that are best purchased in bulk, is facing a recall. 

Tests performed by the Korea Food and Drug Administration found that six Nong Shim ramen brands, including Neoguri and Sang Sang Noodle, contain benzopyrene, a carcinogen that has been linked to lung, stomach and other cancers. According to The Korea Times, the findings were revealed in June, though the Korean FDA just issued a recall on those six varieties today.   

Taiwan health officials have already followed suit by recalling two products from Nong Shim's Neoguri series, which contained the highest levels of benzopyrene in lab tests.

The news is depressing for college students, starving young professionals and anyone who lives off the MSG-laden meals in a bowl (or plastic wrapper). Those things are so damn tasty.   

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Shannon
Shannon

I invite you to eat a conventional tortilla chip. The GMO corn that was used to produce the chip has the Bt toxin insecticide in every cell. It cannot be washed off. The corn itself is a toxin. The corn chip is then fried in GMO soy oil. The soy was doused in the herbicide Roundup and the oil was hexane-extracted. Would you feed this to your family?

I have studied the GMO issue very carefully. In fact, I eat 100% organic now to avoid insecticides, herbicides, GMOs, and hexane-extracted oils. In addition to GMO labeling, I sincerely hope that it will soon be mandated that food manufacturers must list everything toxic that is sprayed on crops or fed to animals. If you douse your soy with Roundup, that's an ingredient. List it. People value their health and they want to know what is in their food.

Prop 37 should pass.

motegi
motegi

Does this affect the Nong Shim products made in the USA?  It appears that the source of the carcinogenic substance was from 1 specific supplier of bonito flakes in Korea.  

 

Also it would be helpful to include the full list of their affected products as not all are involved.

2lingg
2lingg

 @motegi i would also like to know if this affects the products that are being sold in the US and Canada!

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