Lucky Me Products Recalled in Some Countries
LUCKY ME – At least three (3) countries issued a warning to consumers over the products of the Filipino noodles brand.
Undeniably, one of the most popular snacks in the Philippines is Lucky Me pancit canton. It is a favorite of many people – kids, teenagers, and adults. It comes in different flavors – original, calamansi, chili-mansi, and extra hot chili. Are you one of those people who love eating pancit canton?
Many Filipinos love eating pancit canton at any time of the day. Most of the time, the noodles is paired with bread, fried egg, and a cup of chocolate drink for breakfast while other people pair it with rice. Many Filipinos also like eating as an afternoon snack and find it very satisfying compared with having biscuits for snacks.
However, recently, many people were alarmed after at least three (3) countries warned its consumers about some of the Lucky Me products. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, these nations that issue a warning against the popular Filipino noodles brand are Ireland, Malta, and France.
The European Union (EU) countries cited the high levels of ethylene oxide, a pesticide, in the products. The Irish government stressed in its statement that the said pesticide “is not authorized for use in foods sold in the E.U.”.
The Irish government further said that continued consumption of ethylene oxide over a long period of time may result in health conditions. Based on the report, Lucky Me was quick to react to the statements issued against their products.
Monde Nissin, the owner of the popular Filipino noodle brand, said that it is not adding ethylene oxide on the food. The company explained that they are only using the pesticide in the treatment of the spices and seeds to control the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms.
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