After Maggi, Assam bans Wai Wai noodles

Guwahati: Close on the heels of prohibiting Maggi noodles in the state, Assam government today announced a ban on Wai-Wai noodles for 30 days with immediate effect for presence of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in it.

The government issued a notification today under Section 30(2)(a) of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, and prohibited the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of Wai-Wai 1-2-3 Noodles (mini) and Wai-Wai mini Ready to eat Noodles by CG Foods, according to an official release.

The government declared it unsafe and banned it for a period of 30 days initially with immediate effect, it said.

"The samples of both the noodles have tested positive for monosodium glutamate, which is prohibited for use as additive in pastas and noodles as per Regulations of Food Safety & Standards (Food Products Standard and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011," it added.

Earlier, the state had banned Maggi noodles for presence of MSG and lead higher than the permissible limit.

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