FSSAI to test samples of macaroni and pasta


New Delhi:A day after banning Maggi noodles, India’s food safety regulator FSSAI on Saturday said it will test samples of instant noodles across brands to ensure food safety. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said it will also examine branded pasta and macaroni products while asserting that it’s not considering any action against brand ambassadors as of now.

“We will check all other instant noodles brands as well.Why should we restrict to one brand? We are drawing samples of other noodles brand,” FSSAI CEO Yudhvir Singh Malik told a news agency.

While he did not name the brands, popular products include ITC’s Sunfeast Yippee, HUL’s Knorr and Nissin Foods’ Top Ramen and Wai Wai from Nepal’s Chaudhary Group.