‘Pancit Canton’ trends on Twitter as FDA vows speedy probe on Lucky Me! ethylene oxide issue

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.

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.

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.

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