|Friday, 08 April, 2016, 08 : 00 AM [IST]|
|Pushkar Oak, Mumbai|
|In a fresh twist to the ongoing noodles saga in the country, Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA), Uttar Pradesh, has found three noodles brands – Maggi, Yippee and Patanjali Atta noodles ‘sub- standard’.
In this regard, according to FSDA, results of tests conducted sometime ago, confirmed that from among the three brands, Patanjali Atta noodles had highest ash content.
J P Singh, chief food safety officer, FSDA, UP, explained, “The total ash content found in the taste-maker of Patanjali Atta noodles was 2.69 per cent, which is much higher than the permissible limits. The prescribed limit in the Act is just 1 per cent.”
He added, “The samples of the products of brands – Maggi noodles, Patanjali Atta noodles and Yippee noodles were procured around two months earlier on February 5, this year, on account of an order from the state government. The samples were tested at Lucknow-based laboratory where the samples failed tests. The test reports which arrived on Saturday, April 2, confirmed that the product samples procured from the market were sub-standard.”
Singh further said that the other two noodle brands – Maggi and Yippee – failed tests too. The ash content was found high in the taste-maker of these two brands, though the ash content in Patanjali Atta noodles was the highest.