The Swiss group Nestle, has replaced its managing head in India following the Nestle’s worst ever public relations crisis in the country. The group was forced to withdraw it’s popular instant noodles brand Maggi, after tests by the FSSAI confirmed the excessive levels of lead and Monosodium Gluatamate.
Nestle India said in a statement, that it’s managing director Mr.Etienne Bennet, would move to the head-office in Switzerland. He will be replaced by Suresh Narayanan.
Suresh Narayanan, was also the former Nestle India executive and currently serving as the head of the unit in Philippines. The new chief will assume the office on the 1st of August.
Business analysts have been expecting a change of leadership at the top levels of the Nestle India, following the ban of the instant noodles Maggi. There was a criticism that the current Nestle Management was slow at responding to the safety issues of the products and addressing the fears of the consumers.
The company has already withdrawn it’s product Maggi from the Indian Market, following the controversy over the quality of the instant noodles brand Maggi. It has also challenged the findings of the FSSAI in a court. Notably, the tests carried on the same product was cleared to be safe in the United States and Singapore.
Nestle has been in the centre of India’s worst food scare in a decade, after a FSSAI unit in northern India found more than permissible levels of added supplements in one of it’s products Maggi, the Huffingtonpost reports.