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Nestle will destroy more than 50m dollars of Maggi noodles in India

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 05:10 UTC
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The company insists that the noodles are safe and is challenging the ban. Nestle has 80% of India's instant noodles market. The company insists that the noodles are safe and is challenging the ban. Nestle has 80% of India's instant noodles market.
In early June Nestle began withdrawing the Maggi brand from stores, after regulators said they found higher-than-allowed levels of lead in some packets. In early June Nestle began withdrawing the Maggi brand from stores, after regulators said they found higher-than-allowed levels of lead in some packets.

Nestle says it will destroy more than $50m worth of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following a ban imposed by India's food safety regulator following tests have found the instant noodles “unsafe and hazardous” and has accused Nestle of failing to comply with food safety laws.

 The company insists that the noodles are safe and is challenging the ban. Nestle has 80% of India's instant noodles market.

The company said in a statement that the value of withdrawn noodles include stocks taken off the shelves and stocks stored in factories and with distributors.

“There will be additional costs to take into account, for example bringing stock from the market, transporting the stock to the destruction points, destruction cost etc. The final figure will have to be confirmed at a later date,” Nestle said.

Earlier this month, Nestle began withdrawing the Maggi brand from stores, after regulators said they found higher-than-allowed levels of lead in some packets.

The company is challenging the ban in the high court in the city of Mumbai and “raised issues of interpretation” of India's food safety laws.

Nestle's global chief executive Paul Bulcke has asked to see the results of the laboratory tests and promised to return Maggi to store shelves soon.

Several states have also been testing the noodles for the chemical monosodium glutamate, widely known as MSG. The instant noodles arrived in India in 1983 and can be found in corner shops across the country.

Tags: India, Maggi, Nestle.

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    Forget about the noodles in India, a few hours ago the English were killing each other at Tesco over some horse meat discounts :-))

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2015/jun/18/tesco-shoppers-discounted-meat-northampton-meat-video

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:33 am 0
  • Skip

    Yawn!

    Unemployed again Marcos?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:37 am 0
  • Brasileiro

    1. Marcos

    Impossible! England? This may be an assembly. Westerners are rich, They are not going to throw down for food. I refuse to believe it!

    I also never believed in those trawlers in Baltimore. It's all a plot!

    I also never believed in those trawlers in Baltimore. It's all a plot of the poor South against the rich West!

    My God!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:36 am 0
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