NEW DELHI: An FSSAI-approved laboratory of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has found Maggi noodles to be in compliance with the country's food safety standards.
According to reports, the CFTRI tested five samples sent by Goa Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when Maggi was banned in June this year in the wake of findings in Uttar Pradesh and other states that the instant noodles brand had lead levels beyond permissible limits.
Media quoted Goa FDA director Salim A Veljee, as saying that samples of Maggi forwarded to the CFTRI had been found to be in compliance with the Food Safety and Standards Rules, 2011.
Goa FDA had sent the Maggi noodles samples to Mysore-based CFTRI for retesting of the safety of instant noodles after FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) expressed apprehensions on state FDA's initial report, which had found lead within permissible limits.
In June this year, Nestle had to take Maggi off the shelves, after few states decided to ban the noodles.
The FSSAI had also banned Maggi instant noodles terming them "unsafe and hazardous" for human consumption.
FSSAI had also said that Nestle violated labelling regulations on taste enhancer 'MSG' and ordered company to submit compliance report on its orders.
Nestle India's new chief Suresh Narayanan said bringing Maggi back to the market was his top priority.