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Regulator orders recall of all Maggi variants

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, June 5 � India�s food safety regulator today ordered recall of all nine approved variants of Maggi instant noodles from the market and banned their production and sale even as Nestle said �unfounded reasons� led to �confusion� over its safety, reports PTI.

As Madhya Pradesh became the sixth State to enforce a ban on the noodles, the Swiss major�s global CEO Paul Bulcke maintained that it was �absolutely safe� for consumption and promised to win the trust of customer and bring the popular snack on the shelves �as soon as possible�.

Late last evening, Nestle India decided to take Maggi noodles off the shelves after a controversy erupted over the alleged presence of lead and MSG in the instant snack.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), while ordering the recall of the nine variants, called them �unsafe and hazardous� for human consumption. The regulator also served a showcause notice to Nestle and asked it reply within 15 days as to why the product approval given to it on the nine variants should not be withdrawn.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda said there will be no compromise on food safety.

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Regulator orders recall of all Maggi variants

NEW DELHI, June 5 � India�s food safety regulator today ordered recall of all nine approved variants of Maggi instant noodles from the market and banned their production and sale even as Nestle said �unfounded reasons� led to �confusion� over its safety, reports PTI.

As Madhya Pradesh became the sixth State to enforce a ban on the noodles, the Swiss major�s global CEO Paul Bulcke maintained that it was �absolutely safe� for consumption and promised to win the trust of customer and bring the popular snack on the shelves �as soon as possible�.

Late last evening, Nestle India decided to take Maggi noodles off the shelves after a controversy erupted over the alleged presence of lead and MSG in the instant snack.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), while ordering the recall of the nine variants, called them �unsafe and hazardous� for human consumption. The regulator also served a showcause notice to Nestle and asked it reply within 15 days as to why the product approval given to it on the nine variants should not be withdrawn.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda said there will be no compromise on food safety.