Nestle India yesterday announced that all samples of Maggi have cleared tests conducted by three laboratories, as mandated by Bombay High Court, paving the way for the instant noodles brand to be back in the market after it was banned over the presence of excess lead.
The company said it will now commence manufacturing and will sell, “only after the newly manufactured products are also cleared by the designated three laboratories.”
Nestle India said in a statement, “All 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by these laboratories are clear with lead much below the permissible limits.” It had earlier said it was planning to bring back the noodles into the market by the end of this year, and added that it is committed to reintroducing Maggi noodles “at the earliest.”
Stressing that Maggi noodles are safe, Nestle India said it has “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 USA, UK, Singapore, Australia and others have found Maggi Noodles manufactured in India safe for consumption, it added.
The FSSAI had banned Maggi noodles in June, saying they were, “unsafe and hazardous” for consumption after finding lead levels beyond permissible limits. The company had withdrawn the instant noodles from the market and, had challenged the ban in the Bombay High Court.