Guwahati lab Terms Maggi Noodles Sample as 'Misbranded'

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Guwahati lab Terms Maggi Noodles Sample as 'Misbranded'

The Bombay High Court had lifted the ban on Maggi on August 13. (File)


Aizawl:  Three days after the Bombay High Court lifted ban on Maggi noodles, a Guwahati laboratory termed the samples of noodles as 'misbranded', state Joint Director (Food and Drugs Administration) Lalsawma today said.

Lalsawma said that the samples, which were collected from Mizoram, were sent to the Assam Public Health Laboratory in Guwahati and the results were recently received in Aizawl in which Mono Sodium Glutamate (Ajinomoto) was found.

"While the MNC major claimed that the instant noodle packages did not contain Mono Sodium Glutamate, the laboratory tests came out positive of the chemical," he said, adding that the laboratory labelled the samples from Mizoram as 'misbranded'.

The report of the laboratory would now be sent to the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI), he added.

The reports came in the wake of the Bombay High Court on August 13 setting aside the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) ban order on Maggi noodles and having told the food authority to justify the ban on six variants of the product.

However, Nestle will not be able to sell its marquee product just yet, the court had ruled, adding that preserved samples will now have to be tested in three different labs located in Jaipur, Mohali and Hyderabad in a span of six weeks.

 

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