Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: All noodles brands would like to shun Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh, and would not like to be linked to it for any reason!
The reason is that, if the trial of Nestle's Maggie brand of noodles over high lead content began with a Barabanki-based food lab, the samples of Knorr Soupy Noodles, Horlicks' Foodles Noodles and Ching’s Hot Garlic Instant Noodles brands, which were collected from a mall in Barabanki, run the risk of being termed unsafe.
The samples, which were sent to the UP Food Safety Authority's lab in Lucknow, were found to carry ash content at 1.83% in Ching’s noodles, 2.37% in Horlicks Foodles, and 1.89% in Knorrs soupy noodles--more than the prescribe limit of 1%.
So far, it is not clear how high ash content would cause a health hazard, notices have been sent to the three companies a week ago, giving them a month’s time to reply.