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FDA clears Maggi in Maharashtra after it finds lead is less than permissible limit

The Food and Drug Administration in Maharashtra cleared Maggi noodles after testing nine samples of the fast food in which it found lead is less than the permissible limit.

FDA took total 15 samples out of which four samples were from Mumbai, four from Thane and one from Sangli. Results of remaining 6 samples will come on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry on Friday said it is of the “confirmed” opinion that the product failed to adhere to safety norms and assured that no compromise will be done on food safety. Union Health Minister JP Nadda said that his Ministry had received the reports from all the states and after assessing them it has come to the conclusion that the nine variants of Maggi should be recalled.

Earlier in the day, Nestle Global CEO Paul Bulcke has claimed that Maggi noodles are safe for consumption and follow same standards worldwide.
However, he added that they have temporarily withdrawn Maggi from market due to confusion. “Quality of product our foremost priority. Our priority is to clarify on safety of product to authorities and be back on shelves as soon as possible. Have withdrawn Maggi from the market as consumer trust was shaken,” he said.

So far, eight states including Delhi, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, J&K, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have already banned Maggi temporarily.

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