The wait for the bowl of your favourite instant noodles will be over soon as all Maggi samples cleared test by three laboratories conducted as per Bombay High Court order.
“We have received test results from all three laboratories mandated by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court to test Maggi Noodles samples. All the 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by these laboratories are clear with lead much below the permissible limits,” Nestle India said in a statement.
Nestle India, that used to produce nine variants of Maggi noodles, on Friday said that the company is committed to re-introduce the instant noodles at the earliest in the country.
“In compliance with the orders of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court, we will now commence manufacture and will start selling only after the newly manufactured products are also cleared by the designated three laboratories,” the company added.
We will continue to collaborate with FSSAI, said Nestle India.
The company also said that it intends to restart Maggi sales after newly manufactured products are cleared by the labs. Stressing that Maggi noodles are safe, Nestle India said it has “conducted over 3,500 tests representing over 200 million packs in both national as well as international accredited laboratories and all reports are clear”.
Nestle India’s shares surged 7 percent as three lab tests cleared Maggi samples.
It may be recalled that Nestle had to withdraw its instant noodles brand Maggi from the market over allegations of high lead content and presence of MSG (monosodium glutamate).
In June, food safety regulator FSSAI had banned Maggi noodles after it found excess level of lead in samples, terming it as “unsafe and hazardous” for human consumption.