Published On: Thu, Nov 19th, 2015

Patanjali noodles not approved by us says FSSAI

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Days after launching his latest product ‘Patanjali Atta Noodles’, it has been brought to light that the Yog guru launched the product without obtaining the proper license from the authorities. Food Safety and Regulatory Authority of India, officials said, even though Patanjali Atta Noodles packets display an “FSSAI licence number”, it has not been issued by them.

“Patanjali Atta Noodles has not got product approvals from us. The matter has been brought to our notice. We are pursuing it,” Ashish Bahuguna, FSSAI chairperson who also holds additional charge as its CEO, told The Indian Express.

Asked about Patanjali noodles packets at the Monday launch flaunting “FSSAI licence number 10014012000266”, Bahuguna said: “How can licence be given for a product that has not been approved? Licences are issued by the state government to manufacture certain items. But approvals for (non-standardised) products are given by us. That approval was not taken. I do not know how the licence was procured.”

Hours after the Food Safety and Regulatory Authority of India (FSSAI) said that Patanjali Atta Noodles were not approved by the agency, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that all legal procedures were adhered to during the noodles’  manufacture.
“I think there has been some sort of a miscommunication between the authorities and the company. Patanjali Atta noodles have the necessary approval for manufacturing. No illegality has been committed by Patanjali Ayurveda,” said Baba Ramdev.

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