Nissin, Myojo in Noodle Insecticide Scare
Nissin and Myojo, two giant Japanese noodle manufacturers, are recalling some of their noodle products after insecticide was found in some of the packaging. First, Nissin recalled nearly half a million packages of Cup Noodles after a woman got sick from eating insecticide-laced noodles.
Now, Myojo states that it has found traces of the substance in its own packages, and is warning customers accordingly; no word as of this posting of a recall.
First, Nissin - which invented the instant noodle - recalled 500,000 pots after a woman became ill. She had eaten from a cup containing insect repellent.
Now another Japanese food giant, Myojo, says it too has found the same substance in two of its own pots.
The incidents are the latest in a series of scares that have shaken the confidence of Japanese consumers.