Army advises soldiers not to consume Maggi


New Delhi: The army on Wednesday issued advisory asking its personnel not to eat Maggi and ordered military canteens to set aside the current stock till further notice.

The order issued in the evening, comes in the wake of a controversy over alleged presence of lead and taste enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) in the noodles beyond permissible limits. The order, in a fresh setback to brand owner Nestle, covers over 1000 army canteens and the complete 13-lakh strong army.

The Union government has referred the Maggi issue to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to take appropriate action, even as more states — Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal — lifted samples for laboratory testing.

On the other hand giving some relief to Nestle, Maharashtra, Goa and Kerala gave Maggi a clean chit after conducting a quality teste. They said that the tested samples contained lead within permissible limit.