JUST IN: The governments of Ireland, France and Malta have issued health safety warnings, telling their constituents not to consume popular Filipino instant noodles brand ‘Lucky Me’ ‘due to high level of ethylene oxide.’
Ethylene oxide is a hazardous chemical commonly used to manufacture pesticides and disinfectants.
A certain Philippines tabloid has reached out to the manufacturer and owner of the brand for their comments as of this posting.
Taking to social media, the manufacturers of Lucky Me says its company doesn’t use ethylene oxide for its instant noodles production.
“Lucky Me” maker Monde Nissin Corp. clarifies Ethylene Oxide not added products but is used in the treatment of some raw materials in noodle seasonings, adds this may “still show traces” of the substance. | @miguelrcamusINQ.”
“It has come to our attention that there is information being shared about certain export versions of Lucky Me Products in an recall in the EU and Taiwan due to the presence of ethylene oxide. The recall affects other company’s noodle brands and multiple categories, such as ice cream, sesame seed, spices, calcium carbonate supplements and among others.
“We would like to clarify that ethylene oxide is not added in Lucky Me prodyctsy. It’s commonly used treatment in spices and seeds to control the microbial growth typical in agricultural products. These materials when processed into seasoning and sauce, may still show traces of ethylene oxide…