London: Nestle may now heave a sigh of relief with UK Food Standards Agency giving a clean chit to Maggi produced in India saying it is safe to eat. The agency said that levels of lead in the product was within the EU permissible levels.
FSA in statement said, “The FSA can confirm that results from testing samples of Maggi Noodles in the UK have all found that levels of lead in the product is well within EU permissible levels and would not be a concern to consumers,”
It further added, “Following an incident in India, where a sample of Maggi Noodles was reported to contain high levels of lead, the Food Standards Agency made the decision to test a selection of Maggi Noodles as a precaution. In India, this incident has resulted in a large scale withdrawal of the product.”
Nestle has informed FSA that ‘masala flavour’ is the only variety of Maggi Noodles imported to UK from India.