Jalandhar: Maggi samples test positive for MSG
The samples of Maggi noodles have tested positive for monosodium glutamate (MSG) despite of the label of packing that it had no added MSG in it.punjab Updated: Jun 25, 2015 19:23 IST
The samples of Maggi noodles have tested positive for monosodium glutamate (MSG) despite of the label of packing that it had no added MSG in it.
A team of the health department had taken 10 samples of Maggi noodles, which was banned for one year on June 3 from departmental stores, including Easy Day, Metro Cash and Carry Supermarket.
The samples were sent to the state food and drug laboratory in Chandigarh and reports reached here on Wednesday revealing a high level of MSG in the samples. The packing has been found misleading the consumers.
Health officials said the department would issue notices to the company and stores and both authorities will be asked to file their reply within one month.
They further told that another chance for testing samples will also be given to the company this month.
They also told that the manufacturer company had printed 'No added MSG' on the packing, which is misleading the people. DHO Jasbir Singh confirmed that the samples have had high level of MSG and said notices have been served to the company under the Food Safety Standards Act, 2006.