Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: All the Maggi lovers will now have to bear this bad news. Reports suggest that Nestle Maggi is likely to face ban in the country because of the harmful chemicals found in it.
According to reports, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has ordered to examine the samples of Maggi in the country. FSSAI took the action after the state food department reported about the presence of harmful chemicals in the noodles.
The two-minute 'Maggi' noodles came under regulatory scanner after samples collected in some parts of Uttar Pradesh were tested in the lab and results showed that it contains high amount of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead.
Shockingly, it has been found that Maggi contains 17 parts per million lead, while the permissible limit is only 0.01 ppm. Even the content of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in it was found at levels above the dangerous mark.
UP Food Regulatory Authority examined that chemical monosodium glutamate (MSG) in Maggi noodles was higher than the prescribed limit. On the other hand, the company clarified about the amount of lead in Maggi, claiming that it is negligible and amounts to less than 1 per cent.