Company Recalls 500,000 Cups of Bug Repellent-Laced Soup, Woman Sickened

A Japanese company is recalling 500,000 cups of noodle soup over fears that they may be contaminated with insecticide, Agence France-Presse reported Friday.

A 67-year-old woman living in the Tokyo suburb of Fujisawa suffered vomiting and numbness this week after eating Cup Noodle soup from Japan's Nissin Food Products Co., the city's health office announced Thursday.

The health office found paradichlorobenzene, a chemical in bug repellent, in the soup. There was no evidence of tampering on the cup itself.

Nissin recalled half a million cups Friday. The cups of soup were manufactured at a factory in Japan, the report said.

Nissin Foods USA, a subsidiary of Nissin Food Products Co., sells Cup Noodle and Top Ramen noodle soups throughout the U.S.

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