The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced on September 26 that it has ordered to recall Korea’s Paldo brand Bibim Men, an oriental style noodle spicy taste, from the marketplace because they contain mustard and sesame which are not declared on the inner package label.
According to the CFIA’s official website (http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2016/60372r-eng.php), the recall was triggered by the complaint of a consumer with mustard or sesame allergies who ate the noodles and had reaction.
Accordingly, the CFIA collected and studied the product. They found out that the packages contain mustard and sesame, which isn’t listed in its ingredients on the label, and prompted the recall.
In this regard, the Ministry of Health and Welfare posted the notice on its official website that Paldo brand Bibim Men has been recalled from September 22. It is a package of Bibim Men including five small packets, and its sell-by dates are written as May 7, June 11 and July 9 in 2017.
The CFIA asked consumers to notify the agency if they have an allergic reaction after consuming the product.
Meanwhile, an official from the public relations (PR) division at Paldo, said that the recalled product is one for export to the U.S. market and its Canadian importer omitted the ingredients while changing its product label.