MAGGI

THE MAGGI CONTROVERSY

A Officer of the Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration based in Barabanki ordered tests on a dozen samples of Nestle’s Maggi instant noodles at the state laboratory in Gorakhpur, and repeat tests at the Central Food Laboratory in Kolkata, a referral lab. The Gorakhpur lab tested for monosodium glutamate (MSG) to check the claim of Nestle that Maggi had none. Both tests found MSG; in addition, the Kolkata lab found “very high quantities” of lead — 17.2 parts per million. Based on the findings, UP FDA filed a complaint in a Barabanki court. Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan directed the statutory regulator, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), to conduct nationwide tests on Maggi.

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

It has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. FSSAI has been created for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. The Act also aims to establish a single reference point for all matters relating to food safety and standards, by moving from multi- level, multi- departmental control to a single line of command. To this effect, the Act establishes an independent statutory Authority – the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India with head office at Delhi. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the State Food Safety Authorities shall enforce various provisions of the Act. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the Administrative Ministry for the implementation of FSSAI.

WHY DO NOODLES HAVE MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE AND LEAD?

MSG stimulates the nervous system and makes food appear tastier. It is widely used in “Indian Chinese” food. The US FDA says MSG is “generally recognized as safe”, the same as salt, pepper, vinegar and baking powder. Glutamate is present in many natural foods including tomato, mushroom, fungi and cheese. In extreme cases, MSG may cause some reactions in the body; however, researchers have found no definitive evidence of a link between MSG and these symptoms. The time and frequency of exposure has a bearing too. Even if a product is satisfying MSG limits, and one is consuming it in large quantities or very frequently, it may be harmful.

MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE

It is the sodium salt of Glutamic acid, a naturally occurring non-essential amino acids. Glutamate is found is tomatoes, cheese, mushroom and other vegetables and fruits. Monosodium glutamate is classified as a food additive and regulations are in place to determine how and when it can be added to foods. Typically, monosodium glutamate is added to savoury prepared and processed foods such as frozen foods, spice mixes, canned and dry soups, salad dressings and meat or fish-based products. In some countries, it is used as a table-top seasoning.

WHAT DOES NESTLE SAY?

Nestle India said that they do not add MSG to Maggi noodles sold in India. However, they use hydrolysed groundnut protein, onion powder and wheat flour to make Maggi noodles sold in India, which all contain glutamate. They believe that the authorities’ tests may have detected glutamate, which occurs naturally in many foods. FSSAI-approved testing methods for MSG only test for glutamic acid, which is a component of several foods, including hydrolised vegetable proteins. Tests in India are not as sensitive as those in developed countries, where individual sources of every component can be identified. Nestle India has also said that it regularly monitors for lead, including testing by accredited laboratories. All the results of these internal and external tests show that lead levels are well within the limits specified by food regulations and that Maggi noodles are safe to eat.

MAGGI GONE AND BACK

 

On 5 June 2015, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) ordered a recall of all nine approved variants of Maggi instant noodles and oats masala noodles from India, suggesting them unsafe and hazardous for human consumption.[On 6 June 2015 the Central Government of India banned nationwide sale of Maggi noodles for an indefinite period. Nepal indefinitely banned Maggi over concerns about lead levels in the product. Maggi noodles then had been withdrawn in five African nations- Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan by a super-market chain after a complaint by the Consumer Federation of Kenya. In August, tests performed by the US health regulator FDA showed no dangerous lead levels in the products.[ On 13 August 2015, the nationwide ban was struck down by the Bombay high court. The court stated that proper procedure was not followed in issuing the ban and called into question the test results, as the samples were not tested at authorized laboratories accredited to the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). Five months after it was banned due to alleged presence of excessive lead content, Nestle India re-launched its popular Maggi noodles brand in India in tie-up with e-commerce site Snapdeal. The company is presently manufacturing Maggi noodles at three locations – Nanjangud (Karnataka), Moga (Punjab) and Bicholim (Goa). Nestle India said all samples of Maggi Noodles Masala have been cleared by three National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories-accredited labs as mandated by the Bombay High Court.

After so much of controversy and losing faith in consumers, maggi returned with a bang. Snapdeal sold 60000 maggi kits in five minutes.

 

 

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GIFT OF NATURE

NATURE

BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS

FULL OF FRAGRANCE

GREEN TREES

REFLECTING RADIANCE…………

THE REDNESS OF THE FLOWERS

FALLING AS A SOOTHING SHOWER

GRACE MY DAY,AND

REMOVES THE HAY………..

SHINING SUN SCATTERING BRIGHTNESS

GLITTERING DROPLETS OF MORNING DRESS

GIVE MY EYES A SOFTENING CALMNESS……………….

CHIRPING BIRDS THE NATURE INHERIT

WEARING THE COLORS OF MAJESTIC SPIRIT

THE WHOLE SCENE LOOKS LIKE A PAINTING

ALWAYS FLAMING,CREATING AND IN MAKING…………..

HOPE

sometimes knowing deep inside that i am walking on a dark road,i fool myself explaining to my heart that a ray will come after a while,sometimes knowing that it wont, still having a tiny hope ,what if the ray come……….

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A LITTLE LAG

I WANT TO WATCH
THE BLISS OF MOON
STARE IT LONG AND
TREASURE ITS GLOOM

FEELING THE CALMNESS INSIDE
WANT TO SLEEP IN LOW TIDE
WINDY THOUGHTS OF MINE
WANT TO REST FOR A WHILE

DAYS FULL OF SCORCH
AND NIGHTS OF SURGE
RACING AND GUSHING
MY THOUGHTS SUBMERGED

WANT TO HOLD
AND REST MY MIND
WATCHING THINGS
PASSING BY

THE FIRE NOW KEPT,SAFE IN CORE
AWAY FROM THE WIND,
STOPPING BY AND WANT TO MAKE
MEMORIES SOME MORE

GAINING SOME MOMENTS
OF CALMNESS AND PEACE
I WANT THE TIREDNESS
TO DISAPPEAR AND CEASE

WANT TO LAUGH OUT LOUD
SO LOUD,MORE LOUD,STILL LOUD!
TILL I JUST CRY OUT LOUD
SO LOUD,MORE LOUD,STILL LOUD!

WANT TO SHED ALL BURNOUTS
AND REJUVENATE MY ENERGY
WANT TO GAIN STRENGTH
AND RENEW MY JOURNEY

NOW I START
ON THE ROADS AGAIN
AS MY SOLE DREAM
IS MY SALVATION.

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DAY 2 QUOTE CHALLENGE

My great friend ashish has invited me for this quote challenge.i am glad that he chose me among so many.Thank u ashish for that.He is a great creator.He writes very well.

This is the first day of the challenge. Here are the rules.

  •   Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  •   Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  •   Thank the person who nominated you.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY QUOTE FOR TODAY

WHEN ONE DOOR OF HAPPINESS CLOSES,ANOTHER OPENS,BUT OFTEN WE LOOK SO LONG AT THE CLOSED DOOR THAT WE DO NOT SEE THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN OPENED FOR US. (ME)

My nomination for day 2 challenge are:

1.SOMALI

2.RITU

3.SNIGDHA

I AM WAITING TO READ YOUR QUOTES……..

DAY 1 QUOTE CHALLENGE

my great friend ashish has invited me for this quote challenge.i am glad that he chose me among so many.thank u ashish for that.he is a great creator.he writes very well.

This is the first day of the challenge. Here are the rules.

  •   Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote         each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  •   Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  •   Thank the person who nominated you.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY QUOTE FOR TODAY

MY SIGHT IS MY SIGHT,THE WORLD IS MY PRODUCT AS THE WORLD IS ONLY A MENTAL IMPRINT OF MIND !!
-ME(NEHA)

My nomination for day 1 challenge are:

1.HIMALI

2.ALOK

3.AMIT

I AM WAITING TO READ YOUR QUOTES……..

MY INDEPENDENCE

INDEPENDENCE IS HAPPINESS.
BEING SOMEONE THAT MAKES US HAPPY IS THE REAL INDEPENDENCE.
WHEN WE DO NOT GET CAGED BY THE PERCEPTION OF OTHERS AND JUST MOVE AND WALK AND KEEP WALKING ON THE ROADS OF SELF-BELIEF IS WHEN WE ATTAIN INDEPENDENCE.
REAL INDEPENDENCE RESTS IN OUR MINDS,THOUGHTS AND PERCEPTIONS.
WE CAN BE CAGED PHYSICALLY BUT BEING CAGED IN OUR OWN THOUGHTS AND DEEDS IS SOLELY IN OUR HANDS.
THE COLOR OF THIS INDEPENDENCE IS BRIGHT.
IT LIT UP OUR LIVES.
IT MAKES OUR HEARTS GLOW WHICH IS THEN REFLECTED IN OUR DEEDS.
INDEPENDENCE IS A CHANCE TO GET BETTER DAY BY DAY,MORE BETTER TILL WE FEEL THE CHANGE.
TO FIND THE REAL US AND TO DISCOVER OUR SOUL IS WHERE THE REAL INDEPENDENCE BEGIN.
STAY INDEPENDENT ,STAY HAPPY!!!

A VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE  DAYTO ALL MY LOVELY FRIENDS
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MY MISTAKE

I MADE U SIT
DEEP IN MY HEART
NEGLECTING YOUR
FALSE ART


LOVING YOU MORE THAN
MY SELF BEING
I KEPT YOU ABOVE
EVERY SINGLE THING


EVERY DEED OF YOURS
WAS ALLOWED IN MY LIFE
EVEN IF I HAD TO GO
THROUGH SELF STRIFE


YOU MADE ME STAND
ON THE CROSSROADS
AND ENDOWED WITH PUZZLES
HARD TO DECODE


SO STRONG WAS MY LOVE
THAT I STILL SMILED
AS LOVING YOU
WAS MY ONLY WILD

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I THOUGHT
YOU WERE THERE
BUT YOU
NEVER WERE


IT WAS JUST “I”
AND NEVER “WE”
I FOUND WHEN ALL THE LEAVES
FELL FROM THE TREE


I COULD NOT SEE THROUGH
THE HEART OPAQUE
BOUNDED BY LOVE
MY MISTAKE.

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THE HERO OF MY LIFE

dreamlittlebig

He is the one who sowed the seed over-looking the distress of the weed... knowing the ordinary character of mine he always tried to become my spine.... the one who lives on his own condition,he said is the one who can stand-by any situation... the trust in him was strong as ray,and i surrendered myself all the way.... day after day i was watered and build,and soon i found myself,cornered from the guild... the dream which he has ,dreamt for me was like surviving the wrath of stormy sea... i was told about the burnt of this vain,but till then, i had decided to take the pain... he realised he had planted the toughest tree who will fight until it loose all its green... i do not take pride in the green leaves,but in the strength of the baldness,he believes..... fighting,loosing and getting drained by the stack,but never ever did…

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school

little me,with a tiny pony tail
back loaded with a little bag
water bottle hanging over my neck
school starts

little me,confused and blank
eyes running through
building,teachers and
tiny fellow pals.

little me,amazed and impressed
never before saw colored tree barks
orange,green and white,as if
trees were dressed.

ringed by trees,a small hut
was my first classroom
filled with pictures of
cartoon,fruits and flowers.

innocent me,sitting silent
watching the tiny fellows
sometimes smiling
sometimes confused

days passed,love grew
the hut became a more home
no worries,free me
just growing and grasping.

loving teachers,beautiful books
dancing,singing,debating
i loved all the hooks.

as i jumped
classes after classes
i developed some tiny crushes
now i smile
on all those jams
my puppy love and
spots of soft.

playing,learning,
making friends
home-works
with helping friends
god!i was a busy bee.

exam,results,scolds and lauds
the only worry
was to gain marks.

little me,grew and thrived
last day of the school
now arrived.
teary eyes of my friends
grieved faces of my teachers
we all promised to boost and achieve.

lifetime friends,loving teachers
i was just blessed enough
my school was best enough

atlast,everything has a end
good or bad
i miss my school
from the core of my heart.

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