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LUCKY ME SAYS ITS PRODUCTS FOLLOWED FDA STANDARDS FOLLOWING EU WARNING ON FAMOUS INSTANT NOODLES

 Lucky Me, the Philippine instant noodle brand has issued a statement on Thursday after several European countries warned their citizens against the consumption of the brand's instant noodles.



France, Ireland, and Malta have issued separate health safety warnings due to 'high levels of ethylene oxide'.




"We are aware of information being shared about certain Lucky Me! products in an ongoing recall in the EU and Taiwan due to the presence of Ethylene Oxide," the statement reads.




"The recall affects other companies' noodle brands and multiple categories such as ice cream, sesame seed, spices, calcium carbonate supplements, among others," it added.




The brand explained that "Ethylene Oxide is  not added in added in Lucky Me! products. It is a commonly used treatment in spices and seeds to control microbial growth." 




"These  materials, when processed into seasoning and sauces, may still show traces of Ethylene Oxide."






Ireland's Food and Safety Authority, in its advisory dated June 9, 2022, said ethylene oxide used for pesticides is banned in food production among countries belonging to the European Union (EU).



"Although the consumption of the contaminated product does not pose an acute risk to health, there may be health issues if there is continued consumption of ethylene oxide over a long period of time," it added.



The flavors being recalled included 'original,' 'beef noodles,''kalamansi,' 'hot chili,' and 'chilimansi'.

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