13 Jun '11, 11am

Nong Shim, Nissin instant noodles safe to eat: AVA

Nong Shim's Shin Ramyun and Nissin noodles. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW and SHAHRIYA YAHAYA INSTANT noodles here are safe to eat, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Sunday. The reassurance from Singapore's food safety watchdog came after excessive amounts of a cancer-causing plasticiser was found in Chinese-made Japanese and Korean instant noodle brands in Hong Kong. The brands in question: Korean instant noodles Nong Shim's Shin Ramyun and Shin Ramen, as well as Japan's Nissin noodles. The affected samples of both brands were made in China. According to the AVA, Singapore has not imported any Nissin instant noodles from China this year. Any Nissin instant noodles sold here are made in either Singapore or Indonesia, said an AVA spokesman, who added that the agency has tested the Nong Shim brand of noodles here for contamination. 'The AVA has taken samples...

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