Tamil Nadu moved a step ahead by banning Maggi Noodles for three months. Nepal has already imposed a ban on the product.
Meanwhile, Nestle remains defiant and issued the test results on its website, saying the lead quantity in the noodles is below the levels prescribed by FSSAI. Nestle had procured test reports of its samples from Edward Food Research and Analysis Centre Limited, Kolkata. The test results mentioned that the samples of Maggi noodles complied with the norms of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
“We regularly monitor all our raw materials for lead, including testing by accredited laboratories. These results have consistently shown lead in Maggi to be within safe limits,” Nestle India said on their website.
The test reports revealed lead content less than 0.05 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) while the maximum permissible level was 2.5 mg per kg.