• Denmark's food safety agency has nixed three varieties of instant ramen.
  • Their capsaicin content could be harmful to kids, the agency said.
  • Ramen brand Samyang said it's the first time its products have been recalled for being too spicy.

These Korean-made ramen packets are too hot to handle — literally, if you ask the Danish.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA), the nation's food safety agency, announced it was recalling three varieties of instant ramen, saying the noodles are so spicy that they could harm young children and some adults.

In its note about the recall, the DVFA claimed that kids were filming themselves eating super-spicy food for social media challenges.

Several children in Germany were hospitalized after attempting to eat spicy chips, it noted.

DVFA said a customer alerted them to the noodles, which it then assessed through its DTU National Food Institute to determine if they were harmful.

The DVFA said capsaicin content in the noodles could cause burning, nausea, vomiting, and high blood pressure.

The three recalls involve Korean maker Samyang.

The packets consumers should discard or return include: Samyang Buldak 3x Spicy & Hot Chicken, Samyang Buldak 2x Spicy & Hot Chicken, and Samyang Buldak Hot Chicken Stew.

Samyang did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider, but insisted in a statement to the BBC that the food quality wasn't the issue.

"We understand that the Danish food authority recalled the products, not because of a problem in their quality but because they were too spicy," Samyang told BBC in a statement, adding that "this is the first time they have been recalled for the above reason."

The company added it's looking into local regulations, the BBC reported.

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