May 27, 2022

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Comesa warns on Indomie noodles after Egypt recall

The Comesa Competition Commission (CCC) has warned consumers against eating some chicken and vegetable-flavored instant noodles, commonly referred to as indomie, that were recalled from the Egyptian market on Tuesday.

The recalls followed tests by the Food and Safety Administration (FSA) of Egypt, which found that Indomie’s chilli, chicken and vegetable flavor packs contained aflatoxins and pesticide residues at levels exceeding safe limits.

According to the findings, approx 733,340 boxes of different Indomie flavors were withdrawn from the Egyptian market by the supplier.

The FSA stated that apart from these three products, Indomie noodles were generally found safe for human consumption.

The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) warned consumers in markets within the bloc, including countries in the East African Community t with the exception of Tanzania and South Sudan to pay attention to the affected products.

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“The Commission has identified through its market observatory that some of the recalled Indomie products are importing and marketed in other Member States of the common market. The Commission would therefore like to draw the general public’s attention to the risks identified by the FSA when consuming the above Indomie instant noodles and to exercise caution when consuming the same,” said the CCC.

The product alert comes just under three weeks away fears they may contain salmonella after the watchdog warned consumers not to eat some Kinder Joy chocolates recalled from the European and US markets by Italian confectionery maker Ferrero.

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Products recalled by the Italy-based company included Kinder Happy Moments Milk Chocolate, Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket and Crispy Wafers range. No cases of Salmonella infection have been reported in Comesa markets, including Kenya.

The affected products were manufactured at the company’s plant in Belgium, where the bacteria were first detected..