After Maggi, Gujarat bans Yipee and Bambino Macaroni


Ahmedabad: After cracking whip on instant noodle Maggi, the Gujarat government on Thursday announced a ban on another two instant food products after test results indicated presence of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in some of the samples tested by the state Food and Drugs Control Administration (FDCA).

‘Yippee’ noodles of Sunfeast by ITC and ‘Bambino Macaroni’ by Bambino Agro Industries were banned on Thursday, FDCA commissioner H G Koshia said. The government had extended the ban on Nestle’s Maggi noodles for one month last Saturday.
According to Koshia, of the 23 samples of Sunfeast Yippee, one sample failed the safety test as it showed higher lead content while some samples showed presence of MSG.