Over the years, Maggi has become India’s staple food. It is easy to find Maggi lovers and each one has his/her own style of creating magic with this noodles.
But there is a not-so-good news for its fans: The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) in Uttar Pradesh, while conducting the routine tests on two dozen packets of instant noodles (manufactured by Nestle in India), found out contamination in the samples and presence of high lead content. They found a lead concentration of 17.2 parts per million (ppm), nearly seven times the permissible limit. The FDA officials said the acceptable limit of lead ranges between 0.01 ppm and 2.5 ppm.
The scientists also found high levels of added monosodium glutamate (MSG), a taste enhancer, in the noodlesAs a result, Nestle India has been asked to withdraw the entire batch of this popular snack noodles from the country-wide market. While company spokesperson did not reply to repeated calls and emails queries, but sources close to the company said Nestle has contested the findings and said subsequent batches have passed all the tests.
Not sure, when will this settle down but at the moment, I would urge everyone to avoid the purchase or consumption of Maggi noodles from the market. ‘Precaution is better than cure’, so lets wait for the next fresh batch of the noodles to avoid any harm to our bodies.
Too tough to resist? I understand, for the time being treat your eyes with an oldie Maggi Ad. Enjoy!
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