JAMMU: Minister for health and medical education, Bali Bhagat on Friday informed the assembly that use of monosodium glutamate in momos has been declared as unsafe.
He said a special drive to detect use of monosodium glutamate in momos was conducted by drugs and food control organization in J&K in this regard. The minister was replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Ramesh Arora regarding ‘use of MSG/Azinomoto in momos and supplements used in gym which causes serious kidney problems and other related diseases including cancer.’
The Minister said that 8 samples of momos were lifted for analytical purposes, of which 6 were declared unsafe for human consumption. He said the defaulters were immediately prosecuted in the appropriate court of law and the matters was still sub-judice. He said that awareness programme against the use of Monosodium Glutamate were also conducted.