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In India, Noodle Recall Prompts Broader Food Safety Concerns

After India ordered instant noodles sold by Swiss food giant, Nestle off the shelves over safety concerns, authorities are widening tests on other brands of noodles, pastas and macaroni. The controversy has turned the spotlight on safety of packaged foods. The report that Nestle’s Maggi noodles contained high amounts of lead and taste enhancer monosodium glutamate first trickled in from a remote town in one of India’s poorest states — Uttar Pradesh. Within days, the country’s food...

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