Maggi noodles are safe: Nestle CEO

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Maggi noodles are safe for consumption, Nestle maggi_mCEO Paul Bulcke said on Friday.

“The product Maggi noodles are safe for consumption,” he told the media here.

“Our priority now is to engage all stakeholders to clarify the confusion. We felt that consumer trust was shaken, that’s why we took the product off the shelves.

“The tests we have done have found no lead. So we are trying to engage with the authorities regarding the test methods they have used,” he added.

Nestle India earlier on Friday said it was withdrawing Maggi noodles across the country amid a nation-wide scrutiny over more-than-permissible limits of lead.

“Maggi noodles are completely safe and have been trusted in India for over 30 years. The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority,” the company said in a statement.

Some state governments have banned Maggi for 15-30 days.

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  1. Dear readers,

    The nationwide action initiated against Maggi noodles may seem like a classic case of too little, too late, but it has given us a reason to mull over the state of the food we eat and the conditions in which they are produced.

    Though Maggi can cook in two minutes or no,mass media has already overcooked them without presenting the right knowledge on this subject.

    Neither Nestle in its clarification nor Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) the governing body protected the consumer interest.

    For years, experts have been raising the red flag against our food labelling laws and NGOs such as the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) have been coming out with damning evidence against some of the popular food brands, but no one has cared to even look into the findings.

    Have your say. You can comment here.The CSE has established without a degree of doubt that manufacturers of food products have been paying only lip service to the limits set by the law on trans fats, which are acknowledged to be among the major causes of blocked arteries and heart attacks. A couple of years back, the CSE subjected some of the popular packaged food labels to lab tests and reported the findings in a publication targeted at schoolchildren, Junk Food Busted.

    “Haldiram Aloo Bhujia and Top Ramen instant noodles claim to be trans fats-free. But are they really?” the CSE asked in this publication. FSSAI rules lay down that a product can claim to be trans fats-free if it contains less than 0.2gm of these deadly substances per serving, but the CSE study found that a packet of Top Ramen instant noodles has 0.6gm of trans fats and 100gm of Haldiram Aloo Bhujia has 2.5gm of trans fats.

    The CSE report also pointed out: “Products like Lay’s American Style Cream & Onion claim that they have ‘zero’ trans fats in 100gm of their products. The CSE study, however, found 0.9gm of trans fats in 100gm of chips.

    Have your say. You can comment here.Bingo Oye Pudina chips is another such product.” And this is just one of thousands of violations that our “food business operators, or FBOs”, as the FSSAI likes to call them, commit daily.

    Urban Indian’s may breathing more lead than actual trans fat in the product itself.The controversy may be dragging over week but none of the media presented what is the safe and permissible limit for human consumption.

    Urban Indian’s may breathing more lead than actual trans fat in the product itself.The controversy may be dragging over week but none of the media presented what is the safe and permissible limit for human consumption.

    We Indian consumer never Urban Indian’s may breathing more lead than actual trans fat in the product itself.The controversy may be dragging over week but none of the media presented what is the safe and permissible limit for human consumption.

    In our old days every food we get is fresh and “Organic” .The food is cooked from the heart and hardship are more tasty can be felt from the taste emitting from the pot. The modern world “Organic” is just marketing ploy.

    We Indian never cared about the health benefits,which manufacturer underlying the consumer interest mesmerized by the advertisement and produced them with bold pricing gimmick.

    Jai HInd

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