The Health Ministry is to conduct chemical tests on all brands of noodles and the samples will be sent to the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI).
The move comes after Nestle had said last week that it will destroy more than $50m worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following a ban imposed by India’s food safety regulator.
India’s food safety regulator said tests have found the instant noodles “unsafe and hazardous” and has accused Nestle of failing to comply with food safety laws.
The company insists that the noodles are safe and is challenging the ban. (Colombo Gazette)