Patanjali's Atta Noodles in trouble: Baba Ramdev breaks silence, drags Modi govt into controversy

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New Delhi, Nov 19: A day after the controversy over the newly launched Atta Noodles by Patanjali, Baba Ramdev finally broke silence.

Defending Patanjali, the yoga guru on Thursday, Nov 19 claimed that Patanjali has taken permission from Food Safety and Regulatory Authority of India (FSSAI) for manufacturing Atta Noodles.

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Baba Ramdev

Speaking to TV channel, Ramdev was quoted as saying, "...there is no controversy over noodles, manufacturers have all necessary permissions. Noodles have FSSAI approval."

The yoga guru also dragged Narendra Modi-led central government into the controversy. He said, "We have all original documents and the Central government gave me license."

Earlier FSSAI officials claimed that Patanjali did not take their permission before manufacturing Atta Noodles. However, packets of Patanjali Atta Noodles are having FSSAI licence number 10014012000266.

FSSAI chairperson and CEO, Ashish Bahuguna, was quoted as saying, "Patanjali Atta Noodles has not got product approvals from us. The matter has been brought to our notice. We are pursuing it."

Patanjali Atta Noodles, which is expected to be available in the market from Dec 2015, has been launched in an event in Delhi. Ramdev was present at the event and was seen endorsing the product.

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