Instant noodles made by the Maggi brand in India are "safe", according to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). The AVA announced their findings on tests conducted on the India-made noodles today.
Last week, India's food safety regulator announced that Maggi instant noodles were "unsafe and hazardous" for human consumption after they found excessive lead and MSG levels in the noodles.
AVA had asked importers and retailers to put their Maggi stocks on hold last week while the AVA conducted lab tests to ascertain that Maggi noodles here were safe for consumption.
According to the AVA, Singapore does not import Maggi brand oat products produced in India.
AVA claims that it regularly samples imported food products, including Maggi instant noodles and oat products.
"Our sampling tests cover a wide range of hazards known to be associated with food. Food products that fail our tests will not be allowed for sale," an AVA spokesman said.