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BPOM takes action over Korean instant noodles containing pork

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, June 19, 2017 | 04:36 pm
BPOM takes action over Korean instant noodles containing pork

Instant noodles are displayed in a supermarket in Seoul, South Korea, on May 13. (Shutterstock/File)

The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has revoked the distribution licenses for four instant noodle products from Korea that contain pork.

The four products are Samyang's U-Dong, Nongshim's Shin Ramyun Black, Samyang's Mi Instan Rasa Kimchi (Kimchi-flavored Instant Noodle) and Ottogi's Yeul Ramen.

"We have ordered the importers to immediately pull [the products from the market]. We have given a period of time [for them to do so], but still there's no action [from the importers]. We issued a distribution permit withdrawal as an administrative sanction," Indonesia BPOM head Penny K. Lukito told a press conference in North Jakarta on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

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Penny said the pork products were uncovered when importers tried to license them to the BPOM.

According to agency rules, these kinds of products must include an image that identifies the product as containing pork. While marketed in retail stores or supermarkets, they must also be displayed separately from other products that do not contain pork.

Penny has also instructed BPOM heads in all provinces to conduct inspections and pull the products from markets. (kes)

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