Now Uttarakhand to test Maggi

Now Uttarakhand to test Maggi

Now Uttarakhand to test Maggi

In fresh troubles for Nestle over safety standards of its Maggi noodle brand, the Uttarakhand Food Safety Department has collected samples of the ‘two-minute’ noodles from the company’s Pantanagar plant and other places in the state.

The company is already facing problems in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh where food regulator FSDA (Food Safety and Drug Administration) had found higher than permitted levels of monosodium glutamate and lead in Maggi samples tested by it.

Now, the Uttarakhand state government officials have collected samples of Maggi noodles from Nestle India’s Pantanagar plant and other cities, including Dehradun, and have sent them to state government laboratories for tests.

“A team comprising state Food Safety Department officials visited Nestle’s plant at Pantnagar and collected eight samples of Maggi noodles, which were sent to state government laboratories,” District Magistrate of Udham Singh Nagar Pankaj Kumar Pandey said.

Maggi noodles came under the scanner last month after the UP Food Safety and Drug Administration asked Nestle India to withdraw a batch of noodles “which were manufactured in February 2014” after it found presence of non-essential taste enhancer MSG and high levels of lead.

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