Maggi noodles safe, lab tests clear all samples: Nestle
Nestle India said here on Friday that 100 percent of the Maggi instant noodles’ samples tested in three laboratories have been cleared and that the noodles are safe for human consumption.
Armed with these reports, the Indian arm of the Swiss multi-national food giant plans to resume soon the production of Maggi noodles that were banned last June amid concerns over high lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) content.
In a statement here, Nestle said the test results have been received from all three labs mandated by the Bombay High Court to test samples of noodles manufactured by the company.
“All 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by the three laboratories, are clear, with lead much below the permissible limits,” the Nestle statement added.
The company assured it would continue to collaborate with the Indian food regulator, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), and other stakeholders on the issue.
“In compliance with the Bombay High Court orders, we will now commence manufacture and will begin selling only after the newly manufactured products are also cleared by the three designated laboratories. We are committed to reintroduce our Maggi noodles at the earliest,” Nestle said.
In the past few months, Nestle conducted around 3,500 tests representing 200 million packs in national and international accredited laboratories and all reports were clear.
Besides, tests in several other countries like the US, Britain, Australia and Singapore also found Maggi noodles manufactured in India safe for human consumption.