The UP FSDA authorities have recently found excessive levels of Sodium glutamate and lead in the samples of Maggi instant noodles. This lead to a hot debate involving the health hazards on consuming Maggi. Maggi, was the most preferred choice of instant snack for children before the outcome of the harmful fact.
In the latest outcome, the Uttar Pradesh government has sued Madhuri Dixit, in a court for being the brand ambassador of a unhealthy product. Earlier, the food department of Uttar Pradesh has also sent a notice to the Bollywood actor to give the details of the ingredients and nutrition levels of Maggi. Other ambassadors like Amitabh Bacchan and Priyanka Chopra also followed the case.
Speaking over the case Food and Consumer Affairs Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan said ” Of course the rules state it. The advertisers and the Brand ambassadors are equally responsible for wrongly broadcasting a advertisement with facts which are scientifically incorrect”.
“Our Health Officers have taken samples of Maggi from all the states and are testing for the levels of lead and Sodium Glutamate in them. A few reports are said to arrive today and the complete reports of the tests carried will be submitted by the officials in 2-3 days” the Minister said.
He also added that the Nestle India, will be legally punished as per the law. The Uttar Pradesh government has already filed a petition in this regard in a court. However, no official consumer complaint has been lodged so far, The Times of India reports.