Bangladesh Tests Five Brands of Instant Noodles, Gives Maggi Clean Chit

   |  Updated: June 03, 2015 17:26 IST

Bangladesh Tests Five Brands of Instant Noodles, Gives Maggi Clean Chit
Bangladesh’s food testing authority has found no ingredients above harmful levels in five brands of noodles, including Nestle’s Maggi. “We have tested noodles of five companies including Maggi and we did not find any ingredients in them above harmful levels,” said Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI)’s certification wing director, Kamal Prasad Das.

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The other four brands tested are New Zealand Dairy’s ‘Doodles’, Kallol Thai Food’s ‘Mama’, Ifad Multi Product’s ‘Ifad Eggy’ and ‘Mister’ marketed by Pran Group, reported.

BSTI Assistant Director Golam Baqui had earlier said that the products were tested "regularly" in Bangladesh, but this test was initiated after "dangerous levels of lead" were found in instant noodles manufactured by Nestle in India.

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Many Indian states have stopped marketing Maggi and subjected them to fresh tests after allegations that they contained dangerous levels of lead and flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG). Food safety inspectors in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have sued Nestle. Last month, the state’s Food and Drug Administration recalled 200,000 packs of noodles, after a spot check pointed to high levels of MSG and of lead.

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The Food Safety Standards Authority of India has taken up the case and has collected samples from across the country to be tested.

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