FSSAI to introduce first ever noodle regulations: Sources
The food regulator, FSSAI, in consultation with Scientific panel and committee has finalized the framework upon which the noodles will now have to be manufactured once the regulation come into effect.
Nearly a year after Food Regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) cracked the whip on Nestle Maggi for not complying with food safety norms, it is now set to come up with the first even noodle regulations, reports CNBC-TV18’s Shweta Kothari quoting sources.
The food regulator in consultation with Scientific panel and committee has finalized the framework upon which the noodles will now have to be manufactured once the regulation come into effect.
The new regulations, sources claim, will only allow wheat flour to be used for the noodles. Similarly, FSSAI will also address the concern of high Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) along with Ash content by setting up strict limits.
After it lost the case in Bombay HC against Nestle due to the lack of standardized testing and operating mechanism, the food regulator is keen on setting standards for noodles in accordance with international norms. The Food regulator will soon come up with packaging, recall and health claims and nutrition norms, in an attempt to standardize food safety norms in India.