Any British Columbians who eat instant noodles and anyone with egg allergies should take note that a recall of South Korean brand of instant noodles in several provinces has been expanded to include more products.
On November 16, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced a recall of two types of Ottogi brand Jin Ramen instant noodles. The spicy version contains egg not declared on the label while the mild version may contain undeclared egg.
Both are sold in 600-gram packages that contain five 600-gram packages.
The Jin Ramen Spicy version has a best-before date of June 24, 2019 (with a UPC number on the outer package of 6 45175 52015 3 and on the inner package as 6 45175 52012 2).
The Jin Ramen Mild version has a best-before date of October 1, 2019 (with a UPC number on the outer package of 6 45175 52014 6 and on the inner package as 6 45175 52011 5).
On January 11, the food recall was expanded to encompass additional products that may also contain undeclared egg.
The affected products include Ottogi brand:
- snack ramen (in packages of six 62-gram packages) with a best-before date of September 26, 2019 (UPC on outer package: 6 45175 92077 9; UPC on inner package: 6 45175 57264 0);
- 120-gram packages of Jin Ramen Mild, with a best-before date of March 11, 2019 (UPC number 6 45175 52011 5)
Anyone with allergies to eggs should not consume these products as they may cause serious or life-threatening reactions. So far, there haven't been any reported reactions or illnesses due to consumption of these products.
Anyone with these products should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.