In the United States, the noodle industry has been under the spotlight of a deadly outbreak that has seen more than 1,000 people die in the past year.
In 2017, there were 438 cases of foodborne illness reported in the United Kingdom, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health and Social Care.
Since then, the number of reported cases has spiked, with more than 30 cases reported in April alone, according a report by the BBC.
Noodles, pasta and other packaged foods with large numbers of ingredients are often used to make noodles and pasta sauces.
Some ingredients can contain traces of botulinum toxin, which can cause severe reactions in those who have ingested it.
It can cause serious infections in those with weakened immune systems.
In the United Arab Emirates, more than 2,000 cases of botulism have been reported since April.
There have also been more than 4,000 foodborne illnesses reported in Turkey, China, Iran, Ukraine, Vietnam and Russia, according the UN.
The majority of the cases are reported in countries in Asia, but outbreaks have also occurred in Europe, South America, and the United Nations, the World Health Organization said.
A total of 15 countries have reported an increase in cases, and more than 7,000 have reported a decrease, according CNN.
People with weakened immunity have also reported cases, including more than 9,000 in the Philippines, according Health and Human Services Secretary David Shulkin.