Simple Pantry Staple Recalled for Undeclared Allergen

( – Beware if you’ve purchased any packs of Maggi 2 Minute Noodles from a New India Bazar store in California. The company has instigated a recall for thousands packages of the noodles due to an undeclared peanut contamination.

Peanut allergies can cause serious life-threatening illness, which is why it’s imperative for food items with peanuts or that have been processed on the same machinery as peanuts to be labeled accurately for consumers.

Maggi 2 Minutes Noodles come in two sizes, 280 grams and 560 grams; both are being recalled. The smaller packages expired December 2023 and the larger package will expire in January 2024.

The recall is due to the packaging not having a warning label about the possibility of triggering a peanut allergy. Thankfully no incidents of illness associated with the products have been reported as yet.

Consumers with the products can return them to the store for a full refund.

In the event someone ingests the product who has a peanut allergy, it’s important to learn if their allergy is severe, moderate, or mild. If severe, they should use an epi-pen as soon as possible to mitigate potentially life-threatening complications. There are instructions on the device on how to use it.

You should also contact emergency medical assistance by dialing 9-1-1. Inform them someone with a severe peanut allergy has ingested peanut material and whether or not they used an epi-pen.

Patients can be observed for symptoms like itching, hives, or a rash, swelling or difficulty breathing. In the event the patient loses consciousness, make sure you monitor their breathing. If they stop breathing, rescue breathing is advised. If their heart stops, you can begin CPR. Do not stop CPR until a trained professional tells you to or someone else takes over.

CPR or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is a life-saving technique that involves using chest compressions and rescue breathing to force the victim’s body to pump oxygen and blood in the event of a medical emergency.

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