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Denmark recalls South Korean noodles for being too spicy

AFP | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Denmark’s food agency has recalled South Korean instant ramen produced by a brand popular in the West, warning noodle lovers that they were so hot they might cause “acute poisoning”.

Three Samyang Foods noodle products were assessed to have dangerous levels of capsaicin, the active component of chilli peppers, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a statement on Tuesday.

The three products from Samyang instant ramen line -- Buldak 3x Spicy & Hot Chicken, 2x Spicy & Hot Chicken, and Hot Chicken Stew -- were being withdrawn from sale in Denmark.

The level in a single packet of the noodles was “so high that they pose a risk of the consumer developing acute poisoning”, the Danish body said.

“If you have the products, you should discard them or return them to the store where they were purchased,” the statement added.

It issued a special warning against children eating the noodles, urging parents to contact the Poison Line if their little ones appeared to show “acute symptoms”.

Samyang products are hugely popular overseas, with the company’s operating profit hitting a record high of over $110 million in 2023.