OK, just going by the title this probably sounds like the dumbest OP ever, but bear with me.
A friend and I are cooking soba (noodles). He accidentally left in the ‘do not eat’ packet in the boiling water for a few minutes. He picked it out before inserting the noodles. It was sealed. He thinks we’re fine and said ‘the only reason they tell you not to eat them is because they absorb water from your body.’
While I don’t know if I believe that last bit, he tends to be right about scientific things, and I mean, it WAS sealed. I think the food should be safe.
Anyway, dinner should be ready in ten minutes or so, and I’m damn hungry.