BENGALURU: Close on the heels of its order to withdraw Maggi noodles, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an alert to state governments to check adulteration in water, edible oils and packaged milk products.
The FSSAI directed the State Food Commissioners to increase surveillance activities to reduce tampering with the product. This will also include checking on violations of labelling products with the right information.
Speaking about the measures taken to prevent food safety violations, Mr Vastrad P S, Food Safety Commissioner, Karnataka said, “We have been directed by the FSSAI to increase surveillance and sample products collected in the market for testing.”
The directives have come at a time when Nestle’s Maggi was forced to withdraw its products from the market. This Maggi was banned due to high amounts of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and excess of lead.
Steve Correa, a prominent businessman, said, “This is a worrying development especially since my household consumes these packaged products.”
Steven De Nazareth
II MS Communication