Maggi clears HC-mandated tests
Nestle today said all samples of Maggi had cleared tests conducted by three laboratories, as mandated by Bombay High Court, paving the way for the instant noodles brand to be back in the market after it was banned over the presence of excess lead.
The company said it would now commence manufacturing and will sell “only after the newly manufactured products are also cleared by the designated three laboratories”. “We have received test results from all three laboratories mandated by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court to test Maggi noodles samples. All the 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by these laboratories are clear with lead much below the permissible limits,” Nestle said in a statement.
The company, which had earlier said it was planning to bring back the Maggi noodles in the market by this year end, further said it is committed to reintroducing Maggi noodles “at the earliest”.
“In compliance with the orders of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court, we will now commence manufacture and will start selling only after the newly manufactured products are also cleared by the designated three laboratories,” the company added.
Nestle said it has “conducted over 3,500 tests representing over 200 million packs in both national as well as international labs.