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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.

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44.9% of food samples fail Lucknow safety tests

By RJ Whitehead

Almost 45% of the 289 samples collected by the Food Safety and Drugs Administration laboratory in Lucknow failed food safety testing in the final nine months of 2015.

FSSAI returns to court in bid to reinstate Maggi ban

FSSAI returns to court in bid to reinstate Maggi ban

By RJ Whitehead

In the latest twist in the long-drawn-out Maggi noodle saga, India’s food regulator has petitioned the Supreme Court to quash an earlier ruling to lift a ban on the popular instant noodles brand.

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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