NEW DELHI- Sale of Maggi noodles has been banned in the Indian capital for 15 days by the authorities. It has been done on the basis of the results found by the tests conducted in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in which it was discovered that high levels of lead are present in the noodles.
According to the sources, it has also been banned in some military units.
Though Nestle India had claimed in a statement that Maggi noodles are completely safe but it has temporarily taken its bestselling brand off the shelves.
But it has done this with sticking to its claim that Maggi is completely safe. It states that it has pulled off the noodles from the shelves in the name of confusion created for the customer.
Indian Public is not happy with the ban on Maggi noodles, as India is the largest market for Maggi noodles. The annual sales are of $235m, which depicts the liking of Maggi by Indians.
The distraught has been expressed largely on social media. A food expert in India has commented that Maggi “is a little more than noodles” for many Indians. Especially the Nestlé’s “two minute” campaign has really made it a household name as it is the easiest food to be cooked.
“Maggi has been my companion in all my travels. I have travelled in southern India’s coastal areas, in the Himalayan regions, and in the dusty plains of central India, Maggi has always been within reach,” says a marketing executive in India.
Despite of this, majority of the public has decided to take a temporary break from the snack.
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