Food safety probe only on Indo Mie Mi Goreng noodles from Indonesia

SINGAPORE: The recent ban on Indo Mie’s Mi Goreng in Taiwan for having a preservative (para hydroxyl benzoic acid) meant for cosmetics has caused a bit of a stir in Singapore on which noodles are safe for consumption.

There are a few Mi Goreng products in the Singapore market, including one produced in Malaysia by Ibumie.

Singapore’s Agri—Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) confirms it is carrying out investigations only on Indo Mie Mi Goreng noodles from Indonesia and not on Ibumie.

AVA says the cosmetic preservative is not allowed in instant noodles in Singapore.

Tests are ongoing but AVA is not initiating any recall at the moment.

It adds results should be out soon.

— CNA/ir