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Now HP govt orders lifting of Ramdev’s brand of noodles for testing

punjab Updated: Dec 11, 2015 21:50 IST
Gaurav Bisht
Gaurav Bisht
Hindustan Times
Uttarakhand government

Ramdev’s instant noodles, under the brand name Patanjali, were launched by his disciples at Haridwar Ashram on Dusshera.(Hindustan Times)

The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday ordered the health department to examine the samples of Patanjali Atta noodles, manufactured by yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, after reports of adulteration were reported in the neighbouring state, Uttarakhand.

“I have directed the staff of the department’s health and safety regulation wing to pick up samples of Patanjali Ayurved noodles and other products being sold in the state,” health minister Kaul Singh Thakur told HT. “There were reports that the quality of certain products was not good. We cannot put anyone’s life at risk,” he added.

The government’s move comes a day after Uttarakhand directed its health department to lift samples of the product from the market.

Patanajali Ayurved had launched the noodles in November, aiming to take on Nestle’s Maggi, which has returned to the market after a five-month ban. However, the noodles have since been mired in controversy as the company did not obtain valid approvals from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).