Maggi Noddle Trouble : Part II

On June 4th, 2015, Nestle India announced to take the product off the shelves temporarily. However, Paul Bulcke, Nestle's Global Chief Executive said, "The product, Maggi noodles, are safe for consumption." 

In a press release Nestle India mentioned:

"The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority. Unfortunately, recent developments and unfounded concerns about the product have led to an environment of confusion for the consumer, to such an extent that we have decided to withdraw the product off the shelves, despite the product being safe.We promise that the trusted MAGGI Noodles will be back in the market as soon as the current situation is clarified."

On June 4th, few more states banned Maggi. The name of these states are: 
  1. TamilNadu (ban Maggi and three other brands of noodles for 3 months), 
  2. Gujarat (ban Maggi for 1 month)
  3. Jammu and Kashmir (ban Maggi for 1 month)
  4. Telangana 
  5. Uttarakhand 
Even Nepal also announced to test Maggi Noddle

Wal-Mart and Metro also decided to withdraw Maggi from there wholesale store in India to read more on this click here

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) given an order to Nestle India. In this order, FSSAI mentioned three major violation, by company, as given below: 
  • Presence of Lead detected in the product in excess of the maximum permissible levels of 2.5 ppm,
  • Misleading labeling information on the package reading “No added MSG” and
  • 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