October 25, 2012 | 4:00pm
Nong Shim, the Korean maker of cheap and addictive instant noodles that are best purchased in bulk, is facing a recall.
Tests performed by the Korea Food and Drug Administration found that six Nong Shim ramen brands, including Neoguri and Sang Sang Noodle, contain benzopyrene, a carcinogen that has been linked to lung, stomach and other cancers. According to The Korea Times
, the findings were revealed in June, though the Korean FDA just issued a recall on those six varieties today.
The news is depressing for college students, starving young professionals and anyone who lives off the MSG-laden meals in a bowl (or plastic wrapper). Those things are so damn tasty.