The Delhi Government today said its department of food safety has tested/analysed samples of Maggi noodles and the samples were found to be unsafe and misbranded.
The Delhi government has decided to take strict action against the company after final report comes in.
A case will be initiated against the company for selling unsafe product and fined for misbranding, an \official spokesperson said.
On receipt of an email from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and newspaper reports, the Department of Food Safety, Ministry of Health, Food Safety Officers of the department were directed to collect samples of Maggi Noodles from various parts of Delhi, he said.
‘Last week, a total of 13 samples of Maggi Noodles were lifted and on test/analysis of the same, it was found that in case of ‘masala’ (tastemaker) part of the Maggi Noodles, 10 ‘masala’ samples were found unsafe having Lead exceeding the prescribed limits. The prescribed maximum limit of Lead is 2.5 ppm.
‘Five samples of ‘masala’ were also having monosodium glutamate without proper label declaration. This falls under the category of misbranding.
‘The government has decided to initiate a case against the company for selling unsafe product and fine the company for misbranding of product.
‘The officials of Nestle will also be summoned by the Delhi Government. The detailed and final report of the test/analysis is awaited and the government has decided to take strict action in the case once it is received,” the statement added.
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