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Regulator issues post-Maggi clarification on MSG stance

By RJ Whitehead

The presence of monosodium glutamate from natural sources in noodles and pasta is not illegal under food safety legislation, India’s food regulator has announced in a bid to end confusion over the taste enhancer’s status.

Peter Brabeck said Nestlé was forced to dispose of 29,000 tonnes of Maggi noodles

Key events in the Maggi affair

By RJ Whitehead

On June 5, India’s food regulator, the FSSAI, ordered nine lines of Maggi, the Nestlé noodle brand that dominates the market, to be removed from shelves in India.

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