In a major embarrassment for Nestle India, the Maggi Noodles controversy took a heightened tone with huge shopping centers such as Big Bazaar, Big Basket, Futurz group as well as the Army run defense canteens banning the product. The state of Uttrakhand did also ban the famous 2-Minute snack as test reports indicated high presence of harmful ingredients.
Other states such as Jharkhand, Telangana and AP have been awaiting the independent lab results to take a call. Nestle India’s shocking silence on the issue has been quiet surprising, and the ban has also had celebrity brand ambassadors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit , Preity Zinta under legal notices and cases.
The Central government has filed a consumer case against Nestle India and a course of action would be determined after a high level meeting today by Union health minister JP Nadda, along with awaited reports of the samples.