Pancit Canton became a trending topic on Philippine twitter after European nations issued separate health safety warnings against Lucky Me! instant noodles due to “high levels of ethylene oxide.”
Pinoys couldn’t help but weigh in on the subject.
With close to 12,000 tweets, Pinoys remain unfazed by the alleged dangers and risks of eating Lucky Me! noodles.
Me eating Lucky Me Pancit Canton served with Ethylene Oxide adding a depth of flavor for my breakfast: pic.twitter.com/X8llFj6xR8
— Jim RN|PH (@JimGumboc) July 8, 2022
I am a toxic person and I stand with the toxic chemicals in Lucky Me Pancit Canton. 💯
— Kobe Go (@kobegodump) July 7, 2022
will still eat pancit canton because i don’t plan on staying too long on this earth
— eli (@potatohero_) July 8, 2022
The news about LM! Pancit Canton should’ve served as a warning. But no—it made us crave more of it. 🥲 pic.twitter.com/IzWSZo6iyQ
— JOSH (Airplane Mode ✈️) (@joshtheusual) July 7, 2022
they can explicitly say “pancit canton will kill you” and i’d still eat that shit without a second thought
— mich⁺⁺³⁹ (@jeonmidoholic) July 8, 2022
me eating pancit canton after finding out about the lucky me issue: pic.twitter.com/epB9pOcC7q
— r (@_rianluizz) July 7, 2022
Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration assured it would immediately investigate the matter.
“The FDA is currently investigating this matter and coordinating with the aforementioned food business operator to check its compliance. We shall provide updates on the result of investigation for public information,” Dr. Oscar G. Gutierrez Jr., OIC Director General of the agency said.
READ: The Food and Drug Administration has issued an advisory following the reports on the ongoing recall of certain batches of the product “Lucky Me! Instant Pancit Canton Noodles” in European countries and Taiwan due to the presence of the ethylene oxide on these products. pic.twitter.com/e65KYtQQOS
— Department of Health Central Luzon (@DOHcentralluzon) July 8, 2022
After the release of the health advisory from EU states, Lucky Me! denied using ethylene oxide in its products.
However, they said the substance is used to control microbial growth in spices and sauces, which may be the reason that some traces are still detected in the product.