Denmark's food agency has recalled South Korean instant ramen produced by a brand popular in the West, warning noodle lovers that they were so spicy they might cause "acute poisoning."

Three Samyang Foods noodle products were assessed to have dangerous levels of capsaicin, the active component of chile peppers, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a statement on Tuesday.

The three products from Samyang's instant ramen line — Buldak 3x Spicy & Hot Chicken, 2x Spicy & Hot Chicken, and Hot Chicken Stew — were being withdrawn from sale in Denmark.