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S. Korea-made noodle found to contain carcinogen

(People's Daily Online)

13:43, October 29, 2012

Six types of instant noodles made by South Korean food company Nong Shim, owner of the well-known instant noodle brand "Shin Ramyun," have been found to contain benzopyrene.

Six types of instant noodles made by South Korean food company Nong Shim, owner of the well-known instant noodle brand "Shin Ramyun," have been found to contain benzopyrene, a strong carcinogen, South Korean media reported on Oct. 25.

At present, senior executives of the company are discussing taking the instant noodles involved off the shelf.

Taiwanese media also reported that six types of instant noodles produced by Nong Shim in South Korea were found to contain benzopyrene, a Group 1 carcinogen. Four imported Nong Shim noodle products – Shengsheng Udon, Raccoon Striped Noodles, Tasty Seafood Noodles, and Spicy Seafood Noodles, are available in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

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