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Ethylene oxide found in prepackaged instant tossed noodle samples from Indonesia

  • 2022.09.27
Issue Date27.9.2022
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Prepackaged instant tossed noodle

Product Name and Description

Product name: Sedaap Korean Spicy Chicken Flavour Fried Noodle


Brand: Mi Sedaap


Place of origin: Indonesia


Net weight: 435 grams


Sole Agent: Golden Long Food Trading Ltd


Retailer: PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited


Best-before date: May 19, 2023

Reason For Issuing Alert

The CFS collected samples of the product from a supermarket in Lok Fu for testing under its routine Food Surveillance Programme. The test result showed that the samples of noodle, seasoning pack and chili powder pack of the product contain a pesticide, ethylene oxide. 


The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified ethylene oxide as a Group 1 carcinogen. According to the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation (Cap 132CM), a food for human consumption containing pesticide residue may only be sold if consumption of the food is not dangerous or prejudicial to health.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS has informed the vendor concerned of the irregularity and instructed it to stop sale and remove from shelves the affected batch of the product. According to the CFS's instructions, the retailer concerned has initiated a recall on the affected batch of the product.
  • The CFS will alert the trade to the incident, and will continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. An investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade

Stop using or selling the affected batch of the product immediately if possess it

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the affected batch of the product if have bought any

Further Information

The CFS press release


Members of the public may call hotline of the retailer concerned at 2606 8658 during office hours for enquiries about the recall.


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