Ina Opperman
Business Journalist
5 minute read
23 Nov 2021
6:37 pm

Are your instant noodles still safe to eat?

Ina Opperman

If instant noodles did indeed cause the death of five children, the flavouring is the likely culprit, according to experts.

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Whether two-minute noodles are safe to eat has become a concern for many consumers who often eat this instant meal due to its convenience and low price. Five children - two in Mpumalanga and three in the Eastern Cape - died after eating two-minute noodles recently, while the department of health is also investigating a case of food poisoning in Gauteng. So far, there has been no conclusion about what the children died from. Instant noodles or ramen are a precooked and dried blocks of noodles sold with a sachet of flavouring, that are cooked or soaked in boiling water...