The paper soup cup’s labeling incorrectly instructs consumers to use the microwave for cooking, posing fire and burn hazards.
The product involves Lotus Foods two ounce ramen noodle soups packaged in paper cups that are not microwave safe. The recalled soup cups contain organic brown rice noodles and were sold in three flavors; red miso rice ramen noodle soup, masala curry rice ramen noodle soup and tom yum rice noodle soup. The UPC code is printed on the back side of the cup to the left of the front panel.
|Soup Flavor||Cup Color||UPC Code|
|Red Miso Rice Ramen Noodle Soup||red||7 08953 65101 9|
|Masala Curry Rice Ramen Noodle Soup||purple||7 08953 65102 6|
|Tom Yum Rice Ramen Noodle Soup||green||7 08953 65103 3|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled soup cups and contact Lotus Foods for a coupon for a replacement product.
Lotus Foods has received 12 reports of the soup cups becoming extremely hot and/or sparking or catching fire during microwaving, including one report of a minor burn. Reported damage has been limited to the noodle cups.
Lotus Foods Inc., of Richmond, Calif.
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