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LIVE: No compromise on food safety, Maggi violated norms, says Union Health Minister

India TV News Desk 05 Jun 2015, 21:40:25 IST
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LIVE UPDATES:

* Reliance Retail withdraws all instant noodles from stores

 Reliance Retail said it has temporarily withdrawn all instant noodle products from the shelves across 2,621 stores across India in the wake of Maggi controversy.

Reliance Retail's move follows the ban of Maggi by various states over alleged presence of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG)

* Nothing objectionable in Maggi noodles in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government found nothing objectionable in the Maggi instant noodles during safety tests on the samples, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India on Friday ordered Nestle to withdraw and recall all variants of Maggi noodles.

* No compromise on food safety, Maggi violated norms: J P Nadda, Union Health Minister

With the central food safety regulator ordering withdrawal of nine approved variants of Maggi, Health ministry today said it is of the “confirmed” opinion that the product failed to adhere to safety norms.

“We have come to the conclusion that the food safety and standards have not been adhered by Nestle company and Maggi products and that is why we have given instructions that all nine products (variants) should be recalled from the market,” Nadda said.

* FSSAI cracks whip, orders recall of all Maggi noodle variants

* FSSAI says Nestle launched 'Maggi Oats Masala Noodles' without product approval and without undertaking risk, safety assessment; orders recall of   product.

* FSSAI says Nestle violated labelling regulations on tasteenhancer 'MSG', asks company to submit compliance report on its orders within 3 days

* FSSAI finds nine variants of Maggi noodles 'unsafe and hazardous' for human consumption; asks Nestle to stop their production, import and sale with immediate effect

* Central food safety regulator FSSAI orders Nestle to recall nine variants of Maggi instant noodles from market

* We don't have data from any of the third party tests conducted on Maggi: Bulcke

* Maggi banned in Bihar for 30 days.

* 'No MSG' would be removed from the label: Bulcke

Withdrawing Maggi from Indian market but product safe: Nestle

*Some ingredients sourced for Maggi may have had MSG added, says Bulcke

* We do not add MSD in Maggi: Paul Bulcke

* The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority: Paul Bulcke

* Maggi noodles are completely safe and have been trusted in India for over 30 years: Paul Bulcke

*Nestle Global CEO Paul Bulcke addresses a press conference on Maggi issue in Delhi.

*Maggi noodles banned in Madhya Pradesh till further order.

*The Prime Minister's Office seeks report on Maggi issueholds meet the Union Health Secretary BP Sharma to discuss Maggi issue.