Maggi Noodle samples sent to ITI for testing

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Health Service (DGHS) Director General Palitha Mahipala yesterday directed that samples of Maggi Noodles, particularly popular among children and other varieties of noodles be tested at the Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) to determine their lead content.

Dr. Mahipala's directive comes in the wake of the multi national global food giant in India deciding a fortnight ago to temporarily take the Maggi brand of noodles off the shelves countrywide.

The directive came after several Indian states banned the product which is alleged to contain high levels of lead-making it unsafe for human consumption.

Indian states, including Uttarakhand, New Delhi, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir have either banned the noodles or are conducting further tests to confirm whether the product contains higher than the permissable level of lead. However, the food giant said in a statement that Maggi noodles were “completely safe” and had been a trusted snack in India for more than 30 years.

“The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority. “Unfortunately, recent developments and unfounded concerns about the product have lead to confusion among the consumers to such an extent that we have decided to withdraw the product off the shelves, despite the product being safe,” the company said in a statement.

The samples Maggi noodles have already been sent to the ITI for tests and other samples will follow.

Dr. Mahipala said the next step would be decided on the receipt of the test report.(Sandun Jayasekara)

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  • WTF Tuesday, 23 June 2015 10:41 AM

    There is not such thing as safe level of lead.. Any amount of lead is unsafe for human consumption!!

    adamsapple Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:14 AM

    True... but we cannot get zero lead... theirs always some as impurities...

    Shan Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:22 AM

    What about butter? Please check the brand which was served at Cinnamon grand hotel :)

    OMG Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:13 PM

    These days every thing is contaminated. The only thing we could do is consume every thing is moderation.

    ANTON Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:43 PM

    WOW ....... WHEN DID WE STARTED BUYING MAGI NOODLES FROM INDIA ???

    ANTON Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:46 PM

    WHAT EVER DAMN INDIAN ACCESSES EAT ......... WE EAT

    Yapa Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:53 PM

    Health Ministry should send samples to internationally accredited Labs abroad also.We have seen in the past activists initiating such attempts to tarnish well accepted Brands, but they never succeeded.Food authorities must see that science is never compromised .Activists cannot dictate terms to consumers.Consumers know and have confidence in Brands they like.

    Rodney Tuesday, 23 June 2015 02:44 PM

    What about Prima, Raigam and other noodles

    Country Man Tuesday, 23 June 2015 02:59 PM

    You are a racist

    Anchor Tuesday, 23 June 2015 08:31 PM

    Yes but the Purchasing Director will tell No - No Anchor

    Mm Tuesday, 23 June 2015 09:58 AM

    Feel like eating a nice Maggie Noodle now!!

    Gune Tuesday, 23 June 2015 09:59 AM

    Chernobyle disaster first and now this from Nestle. Remember Nespray having contaminated milk in the 1980s.

    mountain Tuesday, 23 June 2015 03:41 PM

    Will result like Anchor via DM Android App

    kandykolla Tuesday, 23 June 2015 10:25 AM

    To tell you the truth I prefer Harischandra.........!!


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