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9 hazardous variants found in Maggi Noodles, asked to stop productions in India, Company CEO defends the brand

6/5/2015 7:19:52 PM

Mumbai: India's food safety regulator has asked Nestle Company to stop their Maggi Noodles production import and sale on Friday because it has found 9 unsafe variants that is hazardous for human consumption. Nestle Maggi which has been under country-wide analysis for high lead content and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Nestle also launched Maggi Oats Masala Noodles without any product approval and safety assessment, said the (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) FSSAI.

Paul Bulcke CEO of Nestle SA's on Friday tried to defend the company's instant noodles brand saying it is safe for consumption and maintains the same standards of quality worldwide. Bulcke cleared that, "Maggi noodles were withdrawn from the market due to confusion as consumer trust was shaken. Growing concerns about the product has led to that confusion product quality and safety is of paramount priority to us. With our consumers in mind, we shall work with the authorities to clear this situation out," he added.

On Thursday after six states; including the national capital banned the instant noodles followed by a controversy over food safety fears.
 MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that MSG was seen in the test samples of Maggi sent to an Indore laboratory a few days ago. Chouhan also added the state would continue the ban till it is made clear that Maggi is not harmful. 

 Health experts said that excessive intake of lead can cause damage to the kidneys, bones and nervous system and is harmful to children and can cause learning disorders. On the other hand MSG, can damage the nervous system with long-term use.

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