MANILA, Philippines - Nestle Philippines is recalling Maggi noodles for possible salmonella contamination.
The firm said it is recalling Maggi beef and chicken noodles after it found traces of salmonella in two batches of the beef variant.
Nestle said in an ad published in a newspaper that "the product recall is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and quality of our products."
"We have immediately initiated an extensive investigation to determine the cause of this contamination, and initial findings suggest flavoring ingredients as the cause," it added.
Nestle has stopped production of all Maggi noodles pending the completion of the investigation, it said.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are requested to contact the company's hotlines 898-0061 (for Metro Manila) or 1-800-100-637853 (toll free for provincial areas).