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Maggi pasta unsafe, doubts UP lab

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Foods maker Nestle has landed in trouble yet again with its pasta food samples. After tests being conducted at a food testing laboratory in Uttar Pradesh, the pasta was found to be carrying lead beyond the permissible limits.

An officer at the Food and Drug Administration, said that after Maggi, the sample of macroni pasta was taken from Mau and sent to the National Food Analysis Laboratory in Lucknow.

He said that the samples contained 6 PPM, which is much more than the permissible limit, that can’t exceed the standard limit of 2.5 parts per million (PPM).

Nestle India has said, it was not aware of any test done on its pasta brands. The company’s spokesperson said that they would need to see the contents of reports and confirm whether the tests were conducted at FSSAI Notified and NABL accredited laboratory that has the expertise and is certified for testing lead under the Food Safety and Standards Act. The spokesperson also said that Nestle’s products are safe for consumption. (ANI)