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Splicing tape on flavor packet
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GARDENA, CALIFORNIA -- I decided to have my favorite lunch today. Top Ramen – Oriental Flavor by Nissin Foods.

When I opened the package I noticed that the flavor packet had red tape on it that stated, “'This Is Splicing Tape” with the Nissin name and logo on it.

I called the Nissin Food Company, number 323-321-6453, and asked to speak to Consumer Affairs as per their website, http://www.nissinfoods.com/company/contactus.php.

I spoke to Ann and she explained to me that this tape is used to bind the packets together for cutting and packaging and that the ones that had the tape on them were supposed to be discarded.

But that the spices in the flavor packet were safe to consume and that the packets were only discarded for aesthetic reasons.

She apologized and said that she would send some coupons for the inconvenience which I thought was very nice of her.

I just wanted to let people know what the red splicing tape was in case someone else happens upon the same situation.

The Ramen was wonderful for lunch, by the way ^_^
     
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Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
Thanks for the info!
momsey on 12/15/2010:
Yum. Good info. I've been wanting Ramen lately.
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
Good info, Mrs V! My brother used to eat Ramen straight from the package (uncooked) with the seasoning sprinkled on top of it. He claims it's still one of his favorite snacks.
Mrs. V on 12/15/2010:
I love Ramen. I always add a whole lot of stuff to it ^_^

My favs are sliced hard boiled eggs, baked fish and/or chicken, mushrooms, sprouts, corn, cabbage.
madconsumer on 12/15/2010:
nissin rocks!!

I have always found if I call a manufacturer, for a complaint or compliment, they always reward me with something. it is nice to hear there is still 'service' in their customer service.

very helpful.
MRM on 12/15/2010:
I love to eat hard boil eggs but I don't like the after effects.
Mrs. V on 12/15/2010:
MRM, lol! My hubby takes Beano before he eats hard boiled eggs ^_^
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
Top Ramen rocks
Mrs. V on 12/15/2010:
LOLZ, TR! You would think so, I think ^_~
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
Very helpful post as I eat a lot of this at work.
The noodles are so quick and versitale. Quick spaghetti and stir fries to name a few.
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
When I make ramen, I drain the water, add butter and half the sauce packet. That's good eating
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
Shawty isn't that fattening?
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
Next to the jar of pickled pigs feet...lol
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
Where do you reside jamey?
jktshff1 on 12/15/2010:
I tried some Ramen Noodles once. Then I checked the sodium content: "There are 1,960 milligrams of sodium in one serving of ramen noodles, which represents 82 percent of the recommended daily requirement of salt." I'm sure that some of the flavors are less and maybe some more, but I ain't eatin that.
Haven't touched them since.

jktshff1 on 12/15/2010:
If little's comment had been just ahead of incred's, that would have been hilarious!
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
Lol!!! Timing is essential.
Alain on 12/16/2010:
Thanks for the information, Mrs. V! We keep Top Ramen in the cupboard as a staple.
Anonymous on 12/16/2010:
Cevicherick, I work out
g-lynn on 04/16/2011:
This was really helpful as I just discovered a season packet with the tape and I was like "what the heck." :) So glad you found out what was up and decided to post it.
Mrs. V on 04/16/2011:
You're very welcome, g-lynn ^_^ I'm glad that I could help!
tak on 03/28/2012:
I just found one in my package as well. I called and they are sendingme some rfee coupons as well. I love these!!!
Mantis on 07/09/2012:
thank you so much! This happened to me this morning, and I was going to throw it away until I read this.
Thatperson on 08/19/2013:
I opened up a Nissin Souper Noodle Bowl, and I saw the tape around the flavor packet. Thanks so much! You saved my late breakfast :)
Cereal Keller on 12/25/2013:
I found one with tape, what the heck I though to myself. Thanks for clearing that up. Also, to the guy with the sodium concerns, you only get all that sodium if you drink all the broth. If you just eat the noodles and then stop you only get a fraction of that sodium. I don't drink the broth.
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