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Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Cod and Lobster in Certain Noodle Products

Alex Clark, Edelman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- GARDENA, Calif. – July 20, 2007 – Nissin Foods (USA) Co., announced a voluntary nationwide recall of selected shrimp-flavored noodle products as a safety precaution after it was discovered that the seafood-flavored powder used in these Nissin products also contains cod and lobster.

Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cod or lobster may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these specific shrimp-flavored products.

The recalled products were distributed throughout the United States through grocery stores and other food stores, under the names Nissin Original Chow Mein Shrimp and Nissin Cup Noodles Shrimp. Nissin Cup Noodles Shrimp was also sold through Wal-Mart stores under the label "Great Value Instant Shrimp" at Winn Dixie stores under the label "Thrifty Maid with Shrimp Oriental Noodles with Vegetables" and at Aldi grocery stores under the label "Jehling Ramen Noodle Soup Cup with Shrimp and Vegetables."

"We have not received any report that any person has suffered any allergic reaction as a result of consuming these products," said Nissin Foods President, Tak Naruto. "We have taken this quick action, however, because Nissin’s top priority is now and has always been the safety and health of its customers."

A roster of specific item codes, brand/product descriptions and packaging code numbers follows, as do photographs of the labels and ingredient lists of those products covered by the recall.

Customers who have purchased any of these recalled products and who have any concern about an allergic reaction should discard the product immediately. Customers will receive a refund and a supplemental coupon if they then send the UPC Code only directly to Nissin at 2001 W Rosecrans Ave, Gardena, CA 90249. For more information, customers are urged to call Nissin Foods at 1-866-548-2945 or visit