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Don't Eat This Indomie Instant Noddles: FDA Send Notice

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the public to be on high alert for an unregistered type of noodles called ‘Indomie Instant Chicken Noodles’ with the ‘Ladha Ya Kuku’ inscription on the label.

It says checks reveal that the product, which contains high levels of aflatoxins and pesticides is dangerous for human consumption.

According to the Authority, the product which has been cited in some countries has not made its way into the country yet.

Speaking to Citi News, the Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs at the Food and Drugs Authority Joseph Yaw Bernie Beenie, said it has increased surveillance on the markets. He urged the public to report to the FDA if they sight it.

About The Aflatoxins And Pesticides:

Aflatoxins are various poisonous carcinogens and mutagens that are produced by certain molds, particularly Aspergillus species. The fungi grow in soil, decaying vegetation and various staple foodstuffs and commodities such as hay, sweetcorn, wheat, millet, sorghum, cassava, rice, chili peppers, cottonseed, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and various spices. In short, the relevant fungi grow on almost any crop or food. When such contaminated food is processed or consumed, the aflatoxins enter the general food supply. They have been found in both pet and human foods, as well as in feedstocks for agricultural animals. Animals fed contaminated food can pass aflatoxin transformation products into eggs, milk products, and meat.


High-level aflatoxin exposure produces an acute hepatic necrosis (acute aflatoxicosis), resulting later in cirrhosis or carcinoma of the liver. Acute liver failure is made manifest by bleeding, edema, alteration in digestion, changes to the absorption and/or metabolism of nutrients, and mental changes and/or coma.

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