After Maggi, FSSAI has other brands under its watchlist


After banning Maggi, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has now set its eyes on other products like macaroni and pasta. The FSSAI stated that it was not just Nestle which was under scutiny but other brands will be checked soon to ensure food safety.

“Why should we restrict to one brand? We are drawing samples of other noodles brand,” FSSAI CEO Yudhvir Singh Malik told a news agency.

While he did not name the brands, reports suggest that popular products that ITC’s Sunfeast Yippee, HUL’s Knorr and Nissin Foods’ Top Ramen and Wai Wai from Nepal’s Chaudhary Group are under the scanner.

“On Monday, we will publish names of all brands of instant noodles, macaroni and pasta which have taken approval from FSSAI to sell their products. Samples of those brands will be collected for testing,” Malik said.

On being asked about the legal action against brand ambassadors like Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit, Malik said “not right now” and they must be given “benefit of doubt”. But, Malik maintained that the consumer affairs ministry can take action against the brand ambassadors.