Maggi is probably the first thing that comes into our mind when we are hungry but at the same time are too lazy to cook some big meal. The dish serves the purpose of getting rid of the hunger, gives a classy tasty and all these happens in just a matter of two minutes. What could be better for a lazy person, right?
Well, despite all the love that Maggi gives us, the product is under a lot of fire at the moment after excessive quantities of Lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) were found in the samples.
For the ones who bunked their chemistry classes, both MSG and Lead are extremely harmful for human health.
MSG is held responsible for a lot of health problems like nausea, headache, obesity, high blood pressure and many more. Lead on the other hand, works as a poison if used beyond a particular limit and has its worst effects on children.
The shocking revelation was found in samples collected from Uttar Pradesh State in India. The Food Safety and Drug Administration of Lucknow are making moves to cancel the license of Maggi, which if happens could completely wipe off the product from India.
Nestle, which manufactures Maggi however said that they do not use the ingredients during production.
“We do not add MSG to MAGGI Noodles and glutamate, if present, may come from naturally occurring sources. Food regulators in India also do not specify any limit for the presence of MSG/Glutamate,” a Nestle spokesperson said.
Maggi is currently under regulatory scanner and no matter how the verdict turns out to be, think twice before eating your favourite two minute noodles next time.
Tune into Cookbook for more about situation.