Nigeria Investigates Popular Noodles Brand Amid Cancer Concerns
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has launched an investigation into a popular brand of noodles over concerns about the presence of a substance linked to increased cancer risks.
The regulatory agency said it was testing Indomie noodles for the presence of ethylene oxide and would extend the investigation to other brands of instant noodles in the Nigerian market.
The move follows a recall of "special chicken flavour" noodle brands in Malaysia and Taiwan after the substance was detected in some samples. Indofoods, which makes Indomie, has defended the safety of its products.
The Nigerian agency said that the implicated brand was not registered for sale in Nigeria, noting that the port authorities were on alert not to allow its importation.
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