Following allegations that Maggi noodles contained lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in excess of permissible limits, Nestle India has decided to pull the product off shelves. The company says its product is "completely safe" and has been trusted in India for over 30 years, but due to "unfounded concerns", it is being withdrawn across the country.
Legal notices were also served to Amitabh Bachhan, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta for endorsing Maggi as a healthy snack. "The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority. Maggi will be back in the market as soon as the current situation is clarified," said the company communique.