After ‘Maggi’, food regularity cracks on noodle brands


New Delhi: Bringing more food products under its scanner, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) on Monday ordered testing of various noodles, pasta and macaroni brands including Top Ramen, Foodles and Wai Wai, manufactured by seven companies to check compliance of norms in the wake of Maggi controversy.

The food regulator had recently banned all variants of Nestle India’s Maggi noodles, terming them as “unsafe and hazardous” for human consumption. As per FSSAI order, the companies whose products have been listed for testing are Nestle India, ITC, Indo Nissin Food Ltd, GSK Consumer Healthcare, CG Foods India, Ruchi International and AA Nutrition Ltd.

The regulator has ordered the testing of products registered with it. The products include Wai Wai noodles and bhujiya chicken snacks by CG Foods; Koka instant noodles from Ruchi International, Foodles by GSK Consumer Healthcare and Nestle’s Maggi instant noodles with nine variants.

Others in the list are Indo Nissin’s Top Ramen Atta Masala, ITC’s three variants of instant noodles and Yummy chicken and vegetarian noodles of AA Nutrition.