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Big Bazaar, Kendriya Bhandar remove Maggi from their stores

India TV News Desk 03 Jun 2015, 14:46:07 PM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Big Bazaar and Kendriya Bhandar have together removed Maggi from their stores after reports suggested that it contains lead and monosodium glutamate beyond permissible limit in it.

Yesterday, 10 out of 13 samples in Delhi tested for lead content in Nestle's product were found to have amounts higher than permissible limits.

Nestle India today said it has not received any order from the central or any state FDA authority for recall of its Maggi noodles as the controversy over safety issues deepened.

"We have not received any official communication from the authorities so far," the company said in a BSE filing.

It further said: "We wish to state that we have till now not received any orders from any state/Centre FDA authorities to recall Maggi noodle products in the market except an order from the Uttar Pradesh FDA dated 30.4.2015 asking us to recall a batch of Maggi noodles manufactured in February 2014, which had already reached the 'Best Before date' in November 2014."

Nestle India, which has been at the receiving end with several state governments ordering tests to find out lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) content in Maggi noodles, said it's "cooperating with the authorities".

Yesterday, the Delhi government decided to initiate a case against Nestle India after it found samples of Maggi noodles "unsafe" for consumption. The probe into alleged lapses has already widened to different parts of the country.

However, Nestle India claimed that it has got samples tested in an external laboratory as well as its in-house one, and the product is found "safe to eat".