Use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos declared unsafe, carcinogenic

Jammu: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat on Friday informed the House that use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos has been declared as unsafe.

The spokesman said a special drive to detect the use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos was conducted by Drugs and Food Control organization J&K in this regard.

The Minister was replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Ramesh Arora in which he drew that attention of the government towards ‘a matter of urgent public importance viz the situation arisen due to use of MSG/Ajinomoto in Momos and supplements used in Gym which causes serious kidney problem and other related diseases including cancer.’

The Minister said that 8 samples of Momos were lifted for analytical purposes, of which 6 were declared as unsafe for human consumption. He said the defaulters were immediately prosecuted in the appropriate Court of Law and the matters are still sub-judice. He said that awareness programme against the use of Monosodium Glutamate was also conducted.


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