"The manufactured products will undergo fresh tests at the three National Accreditation Board For Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) labs in Mohali, Jaipur and Hyderabad. Once the tests confirm lead within permissible limits, we shall proceed with the sale of the noodles," a company spokesperson told reporters.

"Coming back to the market is complex and requires alignment with several stakeholders, including our suppliers, distributors and retailers, among others," the spokesperson added. On June 5, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) ordered a nationwide ban on the company's noodles on the ground that these were 'unsafe and hazardous' for human consumption due to presence of lead allegedly beyond permissible limits.

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