Wings Group Indonesia has made an official statement in response to the recent recall of its Mie Sedaap instant noodles in a number of countries.
The company’s Head of Corporate Communications & CSR, Sheila Kansil said, “Mie Sedaap makes sure there is no ethylene oxide used in all our production lines.” Sheila confirmed that its instant noodle brand has met various food safety standards which include permits from Indonesia’s Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM), Halal Certificate from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), ISO 22000 certification on International Standards for Food Safety Management, and ISO 9001 certification on International Standards for Quality Management Systems.
She also mentioned that not only Mie Sedaap but other food items such as vegetables, fruits, and spices produced by various companies based in Japan, South Korea, China, India, and the Philippines had also been recalled. She added that the use of ethylene oxide is common in the agricultural industry as a steriliser or antimicrobial agent in spices and grains which are still used in the US, Canada, and many other countries.
Further investigations are conducted together with the domestic authorities and the countries concerned to identify the source of ethylene oxide.