FSSAI: Maggi Oats Noodle has been launched without approval

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New Delhi:Based on a report submitted by NestleBSE, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Friday said, “Nestle should furnish progress reports on the recall process on a daily basis thereafter till the process is completed.”Nestle has been asked to “withdraw and recall all the 9 approved variants of its Maggi Instant Noodles from the market. having been found unsafe and hazardous for human consumption, and stop further production, processing.

According to FSSAI, “Three major violations have been noted (a) presence of Lead detected in the product in excess of the maximum permissible levels of 2.5 ppm, (b) misleading labelling information on the package reading “No added MSG”, and (c)release of a non-standardised food product in the market, viz. “Maggi Oats Masala Noodles with Tastemaker” without risk assessment and grant of product approval.”

Meanwhile, Nestle’s global CEO Paul Bulcke said that Maggi noodles are safe for consumption. Bulcke said, “We withdrew the product from shelves because consumers’ trust was shaken. We want Maggi noodles back on shelves as soon as possible.”

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