Patanjali Yogpeeth did not violate FSSAI norms

"We have followed all FSSAI rules and guidelines and committed no violation,\" said S K Tijarawala, Ramdev\'s spokesman.
  • Franchise India Team Editor
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The Patanjali Yogpeeth (Turst) promoted by Baba Ramdev, yoga teacher denied having violated Food Safety and Regulatory Authority of India (FSSAI) guidelines for its Patanjali Atta Noodles, reported ET.

"We have followed all FSSAI rules and guidelines and committed no violation," said S K Tijarawala, Ramdev's spokesman.

The noodle brand made headlines and grabbed social media attention when Ramdev's pictures of scooping up noodles flashed all over early this week. However, with FSSAI chairman Ashish Bahuguna having stated that the instant noodle brand is yet to obtain mandatory approvals from the food regulator, the brand has come under scrutiny subduing the fanfare launch amid Nestle Maggi controversy and the latter's relaunch during Diwali.

Patanjali Ayurved Ltd and Patanjali Food and Herbal Park, Hardwar have obtained a relabeling license (license number 1001401200026) from FSSAI which is valid until February 20, 2019, said Patanjali Yogpeeth (Trust) in a statement.

The relabeling license permits it to get (source) noodles from companies which have FSSAI approval to manufacture noodles. "We have FSSAI license for pasta under Central category and noodles falls under pasta as per FSSAI guidelines," it added.