On December 4th, the Food and Drug Administration issued a recall for items from New India Bazar because they contained an undisclosed peanut allergen. Situated in Milpitas, California, New India Bazar operates across eight distinct venues within the state. The product subject to the recall was supplied to a minimum of six of their establishments, spanning Santa Clara, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Jose, Milpitas, and Fremont.
The product subject to the recall is identified as “Maggi 2 Minute Noodles” in both the 280-gram and 560-gram variants, distinguished by its yellow packaging. A total of over 3,600 packets are at risk of contamination. The compromised packages bear expiration dates of either December 2023 or January 2024.
Although no illnesses have been reported thus far, the company is undertaking a comprehensive product recall out of an abundance of caution, prioritizing the safety of consumers.
This incident adds to a series of product mislabeling issues prompting recalls this year. In a separate occurrence, around 2,000 sandwiches from a deli in Michigan were recalled due to insufficient labeling regarding the presence of sesame.
Additionally, Publix Super Markets had to recall their egg custard pies recently due to a labeling error that resulted in coconut pies being packaged as egg custard pies, posing potential risks for individuals with coconut allergies.
In recent years, the prevalence of allergies has been increasing, with peanuts emerging as a leading cause of adverse reactions, particularly in children. According to a 2021 study, approximately 4.6 million Americans experience some form of allergic response to peanuts.
Contrary to the belief that if one doesn’t develop an allergy as a child, they are unlikely to face reactions to certain foods, approximately 800,000 individuals have reportedly developed a peanut allergy in adulthood.
For a complete refund, customers are encouraged to return their Maggi 2 Minute Noodles to the store where they originally purchased them.