Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Chairperson Ashish Bahuguna said no approval or licence has been granted to Patanjali for its instant noodles. "For instant noodles, the companies need to take prior approval. They (Patanjali Ayurved) have not taken approval for it," he said.
"Patanjali Ayurved has approvals for other products but they don't have approval for instant noodles. As of now only 10 companies have approval for instant noodles," Bahaguna added.
Patanjali, however, strongly denied FSSAI's claims. "We have licence for Pasta in central category from FSSAI. As per FSSAI, noodles come under the 'pasta' category. FSSAI has given us licence for relabeling in the pasta category," Patanjali said in a statement.
Based on the licence for pasta category, the company has entered into agreements with various companies that have licences for making noodles, it added.


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