Nestle India released a statement that all 90 samples, covering six variants, has cleared all the tests, conducted by three laboratories (Mohali, Jaipur and Hyderabad) as per the orders of the Bombay High Court. They further stated that all laboratory tests have clearly demonstrated that the variants across all categories contain lead and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) which are much below the permissible limits.
In addition to the tests conducted by these three laboratories, countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and USA, Vietnam also concluded that Maggi noodles manufactured in India is safe for consumption.
In June-2015, the Food Safety And Standards Authority Of India (FSSAI) had imposed a nationwide ban on Maggi noodles on the grounds that it was “unsafe and hazardous” for consumption after detecting lead levels and presence of MSG beyond permissible quantities. Nestle India had to then take the instant noodles brand off the shelves.
The burning question at the moment is that if the tests conducted by laboratories in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA and Vietnam found nothing out-of-order with Maggi and even the Hon’able Bombay High Court does not endorse the claims of the previous tests, then has FSSAI immensely wronged Maggi by imposing on it the much controversial ban? Since all the accusations and allegations on Maggi have now been proved wrong, will the Government compensate Nestle and pay them their dues?
In it’s hearing, the Bombay High Court clearly stated that the all-India ban on Maggi was based on the test results of the laboratories which were not even accredited!
The Swiss food giant, Nestle, which earlier stated it was planning to stage a comeback by this year end, issued a statement that it will reintroduce Maggi noodles “at the earliest”.
The lift on the ban of Maggi comes as a huge respite for all the Maggi lovers nationwide. As of now, all seems sorted for Maggi and is expected to soon hit the kitchens across India.