COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka’s health ministry will test all brands of noodles on sale, the state information office said, in the wake of higher than permitted lead levels being found in instant noodles in India.
The tests will be carried out at Industrial Technology Institute, a state run agency.
In Sri Lanka instant noodles are sold among others by Nestle, and Prima, a Singapore based company.
Instant noodles are popular especially among kids as a snack.
Scientists have also found heavy metals including Cadmium in Sri Lanka’s rice, with the over-use of state subsidized fertilizer being partly blamed.
However so far no action has been taken to counter the threat.