Noodle Dish Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

( – On December 4th, the Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of products from New India Bazar due to an undeclared peanut allergen.

New India Bazar is based in Milpitas, California, but has eight different locations in the state. The recalled product was distributed to at least six of their locations, including Santa Clara, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Jose, Milpitas, and Fremont.

The recalled product is called “Maggi 2 Minute Noodles” in both the 280 gram and 560 gram sizes. It comes in yellow packaging. Over 3,600 packets are potentially contaminated. The affected packages have expiration dates of either December 2023 or January 2024.

While no illnesses have been reported yet, the company is recalling all products over an abundance of caution in order to keep consumers safe.

This is not the first case of a mislabeled product leading to a recall this year. Nearly 2,000 sandwiches produced by a deli in Michigan were recalled due to a lack of labeling about the presence of sesame. Publix Super Markets also recently recalled their egg custard pies due to a labelling mishap that led to coconut pies being put in egg custard pie packaging, which could lead to dire consequences for someone with a coconut allergy.

While all allergies are on the rise in recent years, peanuts are one of the most common foods to cause adverse reactions, especially among children. A study published in 2021 revealed that 4.6 million Americans have some kind of allergic reaction to peanuts. While many believe if you do not have the allergy as a child, you will never have a reaction to a food item, about 800,000 people seemingly developed an allergy to peanuts in adulthood.

Customers are being asked to return their Maggi 2 Minute Noodles to the place they purchased them from and will receive a full refund. If you have any questions, you may contact the company that manufactured them at (408)-942-1770 Monday to Friday between the hours of 10 AM and 5 PM PST.

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