New Delhi : Those who eating Haldiram snacks, there is bad news for them. As U.S. FDA has banned all the Haldiram snacks due to the presence of high levels of pesticides. After the ban on Maggi by most of the Indian states, more cats are slowly coming out of the bag. Data tabled in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, more food products from India have been rejected in the US in 2015 than that from any other country. The data on the website shows that most of snacks that were rejected were made by Haldiram's, a major Indian snacks and sweets manufacturer based out of Nagpur.
According to dada availlable on FDA website, February month 2015, the FDA website lists out various Haldiram products under its snacks category in an 'Import Refusal Report' which lists refusal actions taken by the FDA against imported products.
The charge statement for every rejected Haldiram's product reads: "The article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to section 801(a)(3) in that it appears to be adulterated because it contains a pesticide chemical, which is in violation of section 402(a)(2)(B)."
According to a Wall Street Journal report, more than half of all the snack products that were tested and then blocked from sale in the US in 2015 were from India. Indian products led the world in snack rejects in 2014 as well. The report also said that the reasons for rejection of these products "vary from problems in packaging and labeling to alleged contamination. The FDA website says Indian products have been found to contain high levels of pesticides, mold and the bacteria salmonella."
US FDA had also started to test Nestle Maggi noodles manufactured out of India. Maggi noodles have come under the scanner in India for the past month and has been banned in many states after tests confirmed that the famous instant noodles contained higher than permissible leves of Lead and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG).
The FDA website also lists out Nestle India products under its noodles and macaroni section of import refusal report.The FDA charges Nestle noodle products of misbranding.