Carlstadt, NJ — Sun Noodle is voluntarily recalling one lot of its retail Tonkotsu Ramen because the packages were mis-labeled. While the packages were labeled Tonkotsu Ramen, the actual flavor packet inside is Assari Shoyu , which contains an additional undeclared allergen of fish (sardines). Our concern is for those individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish (sardines), who run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. We regret this error, and immediately took corrective measures to ensure this issue has been addressed.
The affected lot was sent primarily to Asian food distributors in the New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, and New York areas, and then on to retail stores. The product is packaged in a clear plastic clamshell, banded with a Sun Noodle label that reads “Tonkotsu Ramen.” The affected product contains 2 purple and white soup base packets, which correctly show the name “Assari Shoyu” flavor. The products affected by the recall are labeled with lot code 3217332.
No illnesses have been reported to date, and all affected product has been removed from store shelves. We are sending out this notification to alert any retail customers who may not have heard about the recall.
The recall was initiated after the company discovered that the wrong label was applied to the product, and did not accurately represent what was packaged. Subsequent investigation indicated that the problem occurred at the New Jersey facility.
This was an isolated occurrence that affected just one lot of Tonkotsu Ramen. All other lots of Tonkotsu Ramen and all other products manufactured at other Sun Noodle locations are properly packed and labeled.
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected lot of Tonkotsu Ramen are urged to return the product to the original location of the purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact a toll free number at the company: 1-866-366-6353.