Maggi clears all lab tests, sales start November

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | November 05, 2015
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All samples of Maggi Noodles Masala have been cleared with lead much below permissible limits.

An official statement from Nestlé India has stated that the company has received results from all three NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accredited laboratories mandated by the Hon'ble Bombay High Court to test newly manufactured Maggi Noodles samples. All the samples of the Maggi Noodles Masala have been cleared with lead much below permissible limits.

This validates Nestlé India's position that Maggi Noodles is safe for consumption. The company claims to have conducted over 3,500 tests representing over 200 million packs in both national as well as international accredited laboratories, and all reports are clear. In addition to these, various countries including the USA, the UK, Singapore, Australia and others have found Maggi Noodles exported from India safe for consumption.

Now that the orders of the Bombay High Court have been complied with, the company plans to commence with the sale of Maggi Noodles Masala this month. It will continue to engage with states where permissions are needed or specific directions may be necessary.

Nestlé India is presently manufacturing Maggi Noodles at three of its locations: Nanjangud (Karnataka), Moga (Punjab) and Bicholim (Goa). For the other two locations at Tahliwal and Pantnagar, it is engaged in talks with the relevant authorities in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to obtain directions to commence with the manufacture of the noodles.

"Nestlé India is committed to collaborate and work proactively with FSSAI, the apex food regulator, FDA authorities in the states, and other stakeholders," the statement reads further.

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