The government on Monday banned sales and distribution of domestic noodle Mayos with ‘no MSG’ label for disseminating false information to consumers on no addition of Monosodium glutamate (MSG). Likewise, the ban on Maggi noodle enforced since last Wednesday has been continued.
The laboratory test conducted by Department of food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQC) have shown that the sample of Mayos and Indian noodle Maggi with ‘no added MSG’ label contained some level of MSG.
Likewise, the ban on Maggi noodle enforced since last Wednesday has been continued.
The department said the action is in line with the Food Act, 2023, which clearly states that noodles brands should mention the availability of MSG in their labels.
“As per the preliminary report, with every noodle brands including Maggi, there is no problem with the quality. However, Maggi and Mayos with no added MSG labels were found to have used MSG,” said DoFTQC spokesperson Purna Chandra Osti.
Informing that presence of MSG in the noodles could be naturally or can be added, Osti said the department will investigate the detail use of MSG and decide further action.