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Nestle in trouble over Maggi; high lead and MSG content found

Nestle India is facing trouble as the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) in Uttar Pradesh has ordered the food giant to recall all of its Maggi Instant Noodles from the state’s retail establishments. The food safety authority reported that the decision for ordering a recall was made after two dozen packets of the instant noodles were found contaminated. High levels of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and Lead, way above the permissible limits were found in the product.

FSSAI was reported about the matter and it said action would be taken after test results are obtained from state authorities. Nestle, on the other side has denied all the claims and stated that chemicals were added within permissible limits as per FSSAI guidelines. However, their statement is contradicting with the test results of samples. The referral lab in Kolkata has revealed the presence of 17.5 parts per million (ppm) lead while the permissible limit as per FSSAI regulation is 0.02 ppm. Food safety experts claim that this level of lead could cause severe health problems by affecting internal organs such as liver and intestine.

The food safety authority of the state has asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to cancel the license of the company producing the particular brand and conduct a nationwide quality check of this product to ensure food safety.