IANS had erroneously reported on Thursday that Gujarat had banned Sunfeast noodles, along with Maggi, for over-permissible lead content, quoting the state Health Minister Nitin Patel. No ban has been placed on Hakka noodles either.
However, the minister had only said that the samples of both the brands had been sent for testing.
Late on Thursday, ITC, the makers of Sunfeast Yippee noodles, said its brand has passed the lead test and the company does not add MSG as an ingredient.
“We learn from news reports in Gujarat today, that a sample of Sunfeast Yippee noodles has passed the lead test,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.