Nestle decides to pull down Maggi


New Delhi:  Nestle India has decided to pull its product from the market after excess of lead being found in the product.A statement from the company said that Nestle global CEO Paul Bulcke will address a press conference on the ongoing issue of Maggi noodles on Friday.Five states – Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand – have banned the sale of Maggi after concerns were raised over the presence of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead beyond permissible levels in the instant noodles.

The Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand governments banned the sale for three months, while in Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir, the ban will be effective for one month. The four states also ordered Nestle India to immediately withdraw the stocks.Meanwhile, Delhi has banned the product for 15 days. Infact after the Maggi row, a similar kind of noodle called ‘Wai Wai’ has been banned in south India.

Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday had said that the government has decided to file a complaint regarding Maggi issue with the National Consumer.Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to further investigate the matter as the FSSAI reports might take some time to come.

A case was lodged earlier against Nestle India by the UP food regulator FSDA in a local court at Bara banki in Uttar Pradesh over safety standards of its Maggi, while actors Amitabh Bachhan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta were also separately dragged to court for promoting the ‘two-minute’ noodles brand.

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