Because instant ramen is first and foremost about eating healthy, it seems only sensible to pull it from your local grocer when potentially cancer-causing ingredients are found therein.

The health authorities have ordered Nongshim to recall six of its instant noodle brands as small amounts of a cancer-causing substance have been detected in them.

Officials of the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said Thursday they had told the food maker to remove all ramen made with katsuobushi, or smoke-dried bonito, that contain benzopyrene from store shelves.

You have been warned.