The Assam government on Thursday imposed a ban on storage, distribution and sale of masur dal manufactured and packed by RS Triveni Foods Pvt Ltd, a Delhi-based company for six months with immediate effect after the state food analyst found samples of this dal coated with oily substance which is unsafe for consumption.
An official press note said the the particular masur dal packed by the Delhi-based company had potential deleterious effect on human health on being consumed. The Commissioner of Food Safety, Assam, has directed the designated Food Safety Officers in the districts to strictly enforce this prohibition immediately, it said.
Meanwhile, by another order, the Assam government on Thursday lifted the prohibition it had imposed on manufacture and sale of Wai-Wai mini Ready-to-Eat Noodles and Wai-Wai 1-2-3 Noodles after declaring the products as safe.
These two varieties of noodles, manufactured by a Guwahati-based company called CG Products were in June banned after they were found to contain Mono Sodium Glutamate, another official press note said. The two products were found safe after the manucfacturers had improved upon its quality, it said.