Some bad news for all the Maggi lovers out there as Nestle has decided to withdraw the noodles brand from the Indian Market.
The decision to take Maggi off the market came after the nationwide protest that was kick started once an excessive amount of lead were found in the samples. Nestle stood strongly on their claim that Maggi was safe to consume but was forced to take away their product due to pressure from the media. They also conducted tests on 125 million Maggi samples which showed that the lead was well below the permissible limits.
Six States in the nation have already banned Maggi after carrying out tests with Tamil Nadu being the first from the lot.
“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,” Nestle said in their official statement.
Along with the withdrawal from the market, the Indian army has advised its personnel not to eat the noodle. Maggi is one of the most popular snacks in the nation and over the years it won over the people with its taste, easiness to make and at the same time for being affordable. After India, several other countries have started to test Maggi for the amount of lead content.
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