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Astana, Kazakhstan • 12 January 2024

Ban Lifted: Popular Korean Instant Noodles Now Available in Kazakhstan

The sanitary measure prohibiting the import and sale of the noodles has been canceled

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Kazakhstan has lifted a temporary ban on importing and selling instant noodles produced by Ottogi Ramyon Co., Ltd, QazMonitor reports citing the Committee of Sanitary and Epidemiological Control of the Ministry of Healthcare.

"Based on information about the implementation of corresponding measures and the results of laboratory tests of instant noodles produced by 'Ottogi Ramyon Co., Ltd,' the temporary sanitary measure prohibiting the import and sale of the mentioned product has been canceled, as per the decree of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 9, 2024, No. 1," the statement reads.

This regulatory update will be communicated to the authorized bodies of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, relevant authorities in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan.

In 2020, the Committee for Quality and Safety Control of Goods and Services reported that the import of Korean noodles "Jin Ramen" was temporarily prohibited due to an excess of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). At that time, the content of genetically modified soy in the noodles ranged from 1.4% to 10.25%, exceeding the norm of 0.9%.

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