Sun Noodle, a well-known manufacturer of noodle products, has issued a significant recall of its S&S Cup Saimin-Noodles with Soup & Garnishes due to the presence of undeclared egg white powder. The recall affects over 37,000 cases of the frozen noodle product, which were distributed across four states: Hawaii, California, Nevada, and Utah.

The issue came to light during routine quality checks conducted by Sun Noodle. The company discovered that the fish cake component included in the Saimin cups contained egg white powder, an ingredient not listed on the product's packaging. This oversight poses a serious risk to individuals with egg allergies, who could experience severe or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the product.

The contaminated Saimin cups were manufactured between May 9, 2023, and May 8, 2024. Affected products can be identified by their lot codes, which are printed on the lid of each cup. The specific lot codes in question range from 1623129 to 1623365 and 1624001 to 1624129. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sun Noodle has reassured customers that they are taking all necessary steps to ensure product safety and quality. "We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this may cause and assure our customers that we are taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety and quality of our products," the company stated.

The recall affects S&S Cup Saimin distributed in various cities across Hawaii, California, Nevada, and Utah. Despite the widespread distribution, no illnesses related to the consumption of the contaminated product have been reported to date.

In a statement to Newsweek, a spokesperson for Sun Noodle emphasized that the egg white powder was limited to the fish cake component of the Saimin cups. "This product has very limited distribution," the spokesperson noted, adding that no other products are impacted by the recall.

Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall can contact Sun Noodle directly at 888-735-7777 or via email at The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also published a copy of the recall notice on its website as a public service.

This recall comes amid a year marked by a high number of food-related recalls. According to the FDA, 234 food products were recalled last year. The insurance group Sedgwick reported that the number of recalls in the U.S. reached its highest single-quarter total in over five years at the beginning of 2024, with 909 recalls reported across various industries in the first three months of the year.

Food safety remains a critical concern, and this latest recall underscores the importance of rigorous quality control processes. Sun Noodle's prompt action in recalling the affected products highlights the company's commitment to consumer safety and regulatory compliance.