Maggi Noodles Found to Contain Excess Lead and MSG, Being Recalled Across the Country
The Food and Drug Administration (UP Branch) has advised a recall of one of the most popular instant snack brand in India Maggi Noodles, after a sample from 12 packets showed high quantity of lead and a prohibited taste enhancer. Lead content (17.2 PPM) was 17 times the allowed level (0.01 to 2.5) and the sample also showed high levels of Monosodium Glutamate-a taste enhancer which is proved to adversely affect health.
The samples were from the March 2014 batch and it’s unclear on how many of them are still available in the market, and from its side Nestle has confirmed this report and said that it appears that these ingredients were from natural sources used for the manufacturing and denied adding them. Further reports are awaited on the course of action for the recall.