Korean Instant Noodles are Being Recalled in Denmark due to Their Excessive Spiciness

The Danish food agency has issued a recall for South Korean instant noodles made by a popular Western brand, warning consumers that the noodles are extremely spicy and could potentially cause acute poisoning.

Three spicy flavors from the Samyang instant ramen collection are being discontinued: Buldak 3x Spicy & Hot Chicken, 2x Spicy & Hot Chicken, and Hot Chicken Stew.

According to a statement from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration on Tuesday, three Samyang Foods noodle products were found to contain high levels of capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, posing a potential health risk.

According to the Danish authority, the concentration of toxins in a single packet of noodles is “dangerously high, putting consumers at risk of acute poisoning.” The statement further advises individuals to either dispose of the products or return them to the store of purchase.

A special awareness was issued, advising parents to contact the Poison Line if their children displayed any sudden symptoms after consuming the noodles.

Denmark Recall Korean Instant Noodles

According to Samyang, the maker of the product, there are no quality issues with the food. The Danish food authority recalled the products not due to quality concerns, but because they were deemed too spicy, the company stated in a message to the BBC.

Samyang Foods stated that this was the first instance of their products being recalled due to being too spicy. They also mentioned that they would make efforts to improve their understanding of export market regulations.

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