Ching's Secret, a leading packed food manufacturer was found to be sub-standard by the Indore's Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA initiated prosecution against the manufacturer for selling products that fail to meet the standards.
Manish Swami, Food Safety officer, said, "We have taken three samples recently, which were first found mis-branded. We issued a notice to the manufacturer giving 30 days to get the test done at any other lab."
The samples were sent to Mysore-based laboratory for confirmatory test when the manufacturer urged to get the samples to be tested at another lab. The laboratory test found hazardous chemical substances that were not allowed as per FSSAI norms, said Swami.
"Samples found presence of sodium bi-carbonate and guar gum that are not allowed to be used in noodles as per FSSAI norms. Prosecution has been lodged against the manufacturer," said Swami.
After Maggi noodles controversy, four teams comprising tehsildars, food safety officers and IMC officials have been constituted by the district administration to conduct raids and collect samples of Maggi noodles and other similar noodles sold in the market.