The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed Indo Nissin Foods Ltd. on Monday, June 29, 2015, to withdraw its instant noodles brand Top Ramen from the market.
The company sought clarification from the regulator on its June 8, 2015, advisory on product safety testing of all instant noodles after it ordered Nestle India on June 5, 2015, to recall all nine approved variants of Maggi noodles.
A company official said, "We are withdrawing our instant noodles Top Ramen from the market as our application for regulator approval is still pending with the FSSAI. The regulator has directed us to withdraw our product till it (FSSAI) clarifies to our query and gives approval to Top Ramen noodles."
Indo Nissin Foods Ltd. managing director Gautam Sharma said, "The company tested its noodles after safety concerns of ready-made food products became a public issue. Testing of our noodles at accredited labs in the city showed that lead levels in two cases was slightly higher in their tastemaker."