'2-minute effect'? FSSAI mulls specific rules for noodles

| Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 18:53
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'2-minute effect'? FSSAI new rules on noodles

New Delhi: In the wake of Maggi controversy, food safety regulator FSSAI is planning to bring in new regulations for standards of instant noodles to better regulate the quality of taste-maker and other ingredients. 
The new regulations by the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is aimed at brining in more clarity in the quality standards, according to the sources.
This is the first time that FSSAI would come up with quality standards specifically for instant noodles. So far, there have been one common standard for various kinds of ready-to-cook products including noodles.
Earlier on April 1, the FSSAI had asked state authorities to launch proceedings against only those noodle or pasta companies that taste-enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) in their products despite carrying ‘No MSG’ or ‘No added MSG’ label on the packets.
In June last year, FSSAI had banned Nestle’s Maggi noodles over allegations of high lead content and presence of MSG. The Bombay High Court however later lifted the nationwide ban imposed by Indian food regulators on Maggi noodles, and asked Nestle India to go for a fresh test of samples in three independent laboratories across India.
Nestle re-launched Maggi noodles in Indian markets in November 2015.

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