Hyderabad: The samples of Maggi instant noodles are being tested at a lab in Hyderabad as part of the nationwide exercise over the alleged presence of mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) and lead in their food products.
"We have taken 22 samples from our state. We have sent them for screening. Actual reporting time is two weeks maximum", K Amarender Reddy, Director of Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM), Telangana, told.
"The samples were lifted on Monday last", he said. "The testing is being done as part of the nationwide drive on the directives from the Central food safety body," Reddy said. "It is a directive, not from the state government. Directive from the Central food safety... The directive has gone to all states to lift the samples. We look for those two items, mono-sodium glutamate and lead", he said.
Andhra Pradesh shares the lab here with Telangana, IPM official for AP government Dr Manjari said.