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All macaroni, pasta brands to be tested

After Maggi, quality testing was ordered on Monday for noodles, pasta and macaroni brands of seven companies, including Nestle, ITC and GlaxoSmithkline, across the country to check for health hazards.

Listing out 32 such brands, including Maggi, Top Ramen, Wai Wai, Yummy and Foodles, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) also ordered immediate recall of all instant food products that did not have any product approval and were being sold in an “unauthorised and illegal” manner.

In its order for quality testing by all States and Union Territories, the central food safety regulator said that “various test results on Maggi and some other products have raised serious health concerns” and therefore it was necessary to test other similar products.

In the circular, the FSSAI has also listed the detailed parameters on which such tests would need to be conducted.

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