Recall issued for Japanese noodles tainted with insecticide

TOKYO (AP) -- One of Japan's largest instant noodle makers has issued a nationwide recall after a woman ate a cup of noodles found to be tainted with an insecticide.

Nissin Food Products makes the Cup Noodle brand instant noodles. It's advising customers not to eat noodles that have an odd smell or damaged packaging. According to Japanese media reports, the recall covers 500,000 cups of instant noodles, but only noodles sold in Japan.

The company says the contamination could not have happened at its factories.

Officials say the woman who ate the noodles became sick and vomited. They say the noodles had been contaminated with a chemical used in bug repellent.

The operator of one supermarket chain says it found the chemical in several varieties of Cup Noodle and has pulled the product from its stores.

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