Maggi will not be available across India as Nestle Global has withdrawn it from all over India following the controversies surrounding over the Noodles. The company has however clarified that the withdrawal is done only because of confusion created and the product is still “safe” for consumption.
Maggi withdrawn from Indian Market
Paul Bulcke, the CEO of Nestle has told that the company has decided to withdraw the noodles from the Indian market temporarily, until all the confusion around the product gets cleared.
“Unfortunately, recent developments and growing concerns about the product have led to confusion for the consumer to such an extent that we have decided to take the product temporarily off the shelves, inspite of it being safe,” Mr. Bulcke said.
Maggi is still “safe”
During his press conference in New Delhi, Mr. Bulcke reiterated that the product is still “safe” for consumption and it has been withdrawn only to clear the confusion around it. He said: “We apply the same quality standards and methods in the world here in India too. Our tests have found that Maggi is absolutely safe.”
Nestle’s trouble intensifies
Further to aggrevate Nestle’s problems, Indian food safety regulator FSSAI has just issued a statement indicating that the company is violating labeling and other rules in India. As per the report in Reuters, it has ordered a recall of the instant noodles it said were “unsafe and hazardous” for human consumption.