"Food security officials have been asked to take samples of Patanjali's products in question and and put them to test to confirm the correctness of such reports appearing in a section of the media," stateHealth Minister Surendra Singh Negi said.
The order to examine two of Patanjali's food products was issued in view of news reports about insects being found in a packet of Patanjal Atta Noodles at Hisar in Haryana and fungus found in a packet of Patanjali ghee in Haridwar, he said.
Negi said it was the state government's responsibility to ensure that public health was not compromised under any circumstance and the order was a step in that direction. Action will be taken as per the rules if any serious defect is detected in Patanjali's products, he said.
Baba Ramdev had launched the product with the aim to capture the noodle market by branding his product as healthier and more affordable than other instant noodles available to consumers. Instant noodle Maggi was banned earlier this year for five months after some samples were found to have dangerous levels of monosodium glutamate and lead. However, it returned to shops after a clean chit from labs.