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By Scruffy on Fri, 07-29-05, 01:31

well today i went to Publix and bought some Ramen. not something i eat often, but its good a quick snack if im being lazy.

anyway, i went to put it in the pantry tonight and now there is a peanut warning on the label.

im just discouraged because ive been eating ramen since i was a little kid, and to find out i cant have it anymore is sort of a bummer.

im so sick of this allergy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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By Sandra Y on Fri, 07-29-05, 02:14

Have you checked other brands? My PA son eats Maruchan brand. It seems to have good labelling for allergens.

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By becca on Fri, 07-29-05, 04:18

Maruchan is one of the latest staples in my picky eater dd's diet. Not too healthy, but she needs th fat and energy! becca

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By on Fri, 07-29-05, 05:37

Scruffy, how queer that you should raise this topic to-day. I know that Mr. Noodle here in Canada has a "may contain" warning.

Here's why it was queer you should raise it to-day. I was just discussing it with DH to-day. He has three packets, not clear what brand, and they all looked as though they were PA safe (not Mr. Noodle). None of his had ANY "may contain" warnings of any kind at all so he was kinda leery

Now, I have two packets of Nissin Top Ramen, both of which look really well labeled and they say "manufactured in a facility that also processes shrimp and milk products". So I thought they were okay based on the "may contain" of anything labeling.

Then, yesterday, I was given a packet of Vietamese ones and I thought, okay, give them to DH. They are made by Vifon, a product of Vietnam.

But the label does look okay. It tells you what the rice noodle contains, the seasoning pack contains, and the oil pack contains. It's simply because they're made in Vietnam that I'm not okay with them (I don't mean that to sound horrible).

And I know that these three packs I have are different brands than the three packs DH has in his home - again, he expressed concern about no "may contain" warnings at all.

I also remember a mini freak at MIL's at Hallowe'en - she had made spidery, cobwebby (whatever [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) chicken soup for the kids using one of these types of noodle soups, not thinking that you would have to read the label on a soup mix packet. She had NOT used Mr. Noodle and I checked the label of whatever brand she had used and I okayed the soup.

The funny thing is, my children have never tried these ever (except in Grandma's soup). And becca, unlike your picky eater child, knowing mine, he won't like them. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Edited to add that the ones I mentioned, although purchased in Canada, that had the "may contain" warning, are made in America.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by csc (edited July 29, 2005).]

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By bethc on Fri, 07-29-05, 12:55

In the U.S., the Smack Ramen brand has hydrolyzed vegetable protein in it and it doesn't say what kind. I'm hoping they will turn out to be okay once they comply with the new labeling law in January. It's the only brand we like.

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By Scruffy on Sat, 07-30-05, 00:16

Quote:Originally posted by csc:
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Now, I have two packets of Nissin Top Ramen, both of which look really well labeled and they say "manufactured in a facility that also processes shrimp and milk products". So I thought they were okay based on the "may contain" of anything labeling.
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thank you all for your replies :-)

it is actually the Top Ramen that the warning is on... in the past, as i remember, theyve always just had the warning for shrimp and milk.

i just grabbed it out of the pantry for this post and it says, "manufactured in a facility that also processes milk, egg, peanuts, fish and shrimp products."

if it matters this is on the chicken flavor, but not on the oriental, beef, or cajun chicken flavors that i also purchased.

also, i bought the chicken ramen in a pack of 6. the packaging that chicken flavor ramen was wrapped in only said "milk and shrimp" but the individual packs had the peanut warning.

do you think i should risk eating the other flavors that dont say anything about peanuts?

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By Ree on Sat, 07-30-05, 00:36

They might have always been that way but now it's labeled. I'm finding more and more products that have 'may contain' and when I call they tell me it's b/c of the new labeling law and they're COA. I think we are all going to be finding a new comfort zone pretty quick! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I'm guessing most companies will start doing this..

Oh, and I bet the chicken is the only one labeled b/c it's the most popular and has a faster turnover. The other ones will probably have the warning soon.

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By Codyman on Sat, 07-30-05, 01:16

Don't they contain MSG??

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By on Sat, 07-30-05, 01:48

Scruffy, I think what I have is an individual pack - I mean you get one square thing and that's the bowl of noodles and soup, right?

Do you think mine are made before the new warning came on? Do you think I should eat them or just not bother?

To-day, in the grocer, almost on a PA mission, but not really (I couldn't remember one thing I wanted to check), I did double check the Mr. Noodle brand and they definitely still say "may contain peanuts".

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Scruffy on Sat, 07-30-05, 02:11

Ree - I'm afraid you're right... I just wonder how many other things which I've been so used to eating are going to be out of my comfort zone soon [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Codyman - yes, ramen does contain MSG

CSC - Yes, I think what you have is the individual pack. It is definetly possible that yours were made before the new labels were put on. I mean as recently as last month I ate chicken flavor Top Ramen that didn't have a peanut warning and had no problems. I guess it is up to you if you think it's safe to eat the pack you have. Personally, I probably would not take the risk and I doubt I will be eating the other flavors of Top Ramen I bought, even though they don't say anything about peanuts.

:-(

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By becca on Sat, 07-30-05, 03:46

Codyman, is MSG a concern for PA individuals? I know many folks avoid it for other reasons, but just checking! I am not aware if it is and am concerned since dd eats them ALOT these days. Edited because in rethinking this, dd does not use the flavor packet. She eats them plain, so I think the MSG is in the flavor packet anyway. Ds gets just a sprinkle if the flavor, and I throw the rest away. becca

[This message has been edited by becca (edited July 30, 2005).]

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By solarflare on Sun, 07-31-05, 03:44

MSG is usually derived from soy, although it was originally a seaweed derivative.

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By on Tue, 08-02-05, 06:15

Scruffy, thank-you for your response. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Now, I'm not clear what to do. I feel okay about the labeling on the two packets I have. But what if it turns out that my picky eater guy (and even my daughter) like it and we can't buy it anymore?

Definitely at a loss now, unless I can find the other brands that people have mentioned in this thread that are okay.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By pnkid06 on Sun, 04-15-12, 18:41

just tried them and they aren't bad. Something else to find comfort in

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