Food safety and Standards authority of India has ordered Nestle India, to recall its nine variants of Maggi. The order came after the Central Health Ministry has come to an conclusion after examining all the laboratory reports from different states of India.
Union Health ministry confirmed that the product was unsafe and hazardous to human consumption. Speaking over the issue, Union Health Minister JP Nadda, said in a media interaction that the government will not compromise on the health safety of the people of India. ” we have studied all the reports from different states of India and came to an conclusion that Maggi is unsafe for Human consumption and has passed the orders to recall different variants of Maggi” Health Minister JP Nadda said.
The reports from about ten states of India claimed that the samples of Maggi contained excessive levels of Sodium Glutamate and lead. Following the reports, the Health Ministry has recalled all the batches of nine variants of Maggi.
The Health Minister said ” One of the variants Maggi called as “Maggi oats Noodles”, has not even applied for food safety certification and we have ordered for the recall of that variant too”.
Speaking over the issue Nestle India claimed that its products were safe and followed food standards. The Government at the Centre came heavily over the statements and said it would not take back step in the safety of food security in India. The Central government is likely to move legally over Nestle India, The Times of India reports.