The problem is that the paper soup cup’s labeling incorrectly instructs consumers to use the microwave for cooking, posing fire and burn hazards.
Lotus Foods has received 12 reports of the soup cups becoming extremely hot and/or sparking or catching fire during microwaving, including 1 report of a minor burn.
The recall involves Lotus Foods® 2-ounce ramen noodle soups packaged in paper cups that are NOT microwave safe.
The recalled soup cups contain organic brown rice noodles and were sold in 3 flavors: red miso rice ramen noodle soup, masala curry rice ramen noodle soup, and tom yum rice noodle soup.
The UPC code is printed on the back side of the cup to the left of the front panel. The recall involves the following products:
Red Miso Rice Ramen Noodle Soup
7 08953 65101 9
Masala Curry Rice Ramen Noodle Soup
7 08953 65102 6
Tom Yum Rice Ramen Noodle Soup
7 08953 65103 3
They were sold at Whole Foods Market and other stores nationwide, Safeway stores in Northern California, and online at Amazon.com and Lotusfoods.com from August 2018 to November 2018 for about $2.50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled soup cups and contact Lotus Foods for a coupon for a replacement product.
For more information, contact Lotus Foods toll-free at 866-330-4390 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.lotusfoods.com and click on the noodle soup cup recall banner or www.lotusfoods.com/noodle-cup-safety-recall/.