Following the recall in India of Nestle’s Maggi noodles for higher-than-permitted levels of lead and MSG, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has requested that states step up their monitoring of milk, packaged drinking water and edible oils. It has also asked food commissioners to increase testing of these products. The FSSAI has released draft guidelines on limits of lead in several food items, including mineral water, fruits, vegetables, pulses, meat and oil. It has also expanded the list of foods that must comply with limits on tin, arsenic, cadmium and mercury, and it plans to set safety standards for alcoholic beverages.

Source: Times of India

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