Maggi, India’s Most Popular Noodles Falls Into Trouble Again
There have been constant allegations against Nestle for the alleged use of lead in Maggi noodles
Maggi noodles is undoubtedly India’s most loved and most popular instant noodles and nobody has been able to dethrone them. The brand has made its way into the hearts of almost everyone from little kids and parents, to bachelors and married couples.
After recovering from a full-blown ban in 2015, Maggi did make a successful comeback, but has found itself in a lot of trouble once again with the Indian government. The Supreme Court instructed the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commision (NCDRC) to reopen a three-year-old class-action suit against the makers of Maggi noodles, for not upholding food standards. The class-action suit was filed by the Centre against Nestle in 2015 seeking a sum of Rs. 640 crores in form of compensation.
Nestle responded by printing an advertisement in the Times of India, reassuring consumers that Maggi noodles is completely safe. The advertisement said: “Your Maggie Noodles’ safety has been confirmed and reaffirmed many times through rigorous testing by laboratories accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories).”
“We do not add lead to Maggi noodles in any form at any stage,” they added in the advertisement.