Maggi noodles: No negative reports on samples tested so far in Maharashtra
Amid row over alleged lapses in food safety standards of instant noodles Maggi, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday said there have been no negative reports about the samples tested so far.
"We have taken some samples but we have not found any negative reports. I am in constant touch with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Harshadeep Kamble on the issue," Food and Civil Supplies minister Girish Bapat told PTI on Wednesday.
Maggi noodles packet. Pic: Bipin Kokate
He said that around 8-10 samples of Maggi have been tested by the government. "Their production is batch wise and to do a detailed analysis of their product, we need to test samples from different batches, the work of which is going on. A problem can be identified once more such samples from other batches are tested," Bapat said.
He said that the government will take necessary action against Nestle if something is found amiss. The probe into alleged lapses of food safety standards has already been expanded to test Maggi noodle samples from across the country following detection of mono-sodium glutamate and lead in excess of the prescribed limit in the noodles.