Q: Nong Shim Shin Ramyun, Shin Ramen, Nissin instant noodles safe for consumption in Singapore? A: Yes, but AVA will continue to monitor the situation

To follow up "Korean noodles Shin Ramen, Shin Ramyun safe for consumption in Singapore???", the latest announcement by Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore has confirmed that no phthalate contamination has been detected in the noodles--in Nong Shim's Shin Ramyun, Shin Ramen & Japanese Nissin instant noodles--or the seasoning.

From AVA website:
NO PHTHALATE CONTAMINATION DETECTED IN NONG SHIM AND NISSIN INSTANT NOODLES

13 June 2011: Following reports of phthalate contamination in Nong Shim and Nissin Instant noodles in Hong Kong, AVA has taken samples of Nong Shim and Nissin instant noodles available in local retail market for testing. No phthalate contamination has been detected in the noodles or the seasoning. AVA will continue to monitor the situation closely.




It is supposed to be a reassuring statement (the noodles are safe!) but for the last sentence about how AVA will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Uhm. A bit not so reassuring leh, AVA.

Anyway, I'll continue to swear off instant noodles for the time being as I continue to monitor the situation closely. Hur hur.

Even if any MP-s upload a video clip to YouTube (yeah, definitely inspired by New MP 'Fearless' Vikram Nair drank "Dark Water" fm Blk 686B Woodlands) to show that they're eating the noodles, I'll still be personally unsure.



Also from Asiaone, "Nissin, Nong Shim instant noodles safe to eat":
INSTANT noodles in Singapore are safe to eat, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Monday.

This statement was issued after excessive amounts of a cancer-causing plasticiser were found in some instant noodle brands in Hong Kong.

The brands in question are Korean instant noodles Nong Shim's Shin Ramyun and Shin Ramen, as well as Japan's Nissin noodles. The affected samples of both brands were made in China.

According to the AVA, Singapore did not import any Nissin instant noodles from China this year and any of the brand's noodles sold here are made in either Singapore or Indonesia, an AVA spokesman told The Straits Times.

The spokesman also added that the agency has tested the Nong Shim brand noodles here for contamination and none has been detected in the noodles or the seasoning.

Nong Shim noodles here are made in South Korea and China.

AVA said that they will continue to monitor the situation closely.

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