Maggi Clears All Mandatory Tests, Nestle India Plans To Reintroduce It 'At The Earliest'

16/10/2015 3:06 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Packets of Maggi 2-Minute Noodles, manufactured by Nestle India Ltd., which were located behind the counter at a store are displayed for a photograph in New Delhi, India, on Monday, June 15, 2015. Nestle SA said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is testing samples of imported Maggi noodles after the worlds largest food company halted sales in India when regulators said they contained unhealthy levels of lead. Photographer: Kuni Takahashi/Bloomber

NEW DELHI -- Nestle India today said all samples of Maggi have cleared tests conducted by three laboratories, as mandated by Bombay High Court, paving the way for the instant noodles brand to be back in the market after it was banned over the presence of excess lead.

The company said it will now commence manufacturing and will sell "only after the newly manufactured products are also cleared by the designated three laboratories".

"We have received test results from all three laboratories mandated by the Hon'ble Bombay High Court to test Maggi Noodles samples. All the 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by these laboratories are clear with lead much below the permissible limits," Nestle India said in a statement.

The company, which had earlier said it was planning to bring back the Maggi noodles in the market by this year end, further said that it is committed to reintroducing Maggi noodles "at the earliest".

"In compliance with the orders of the Hon ble Bombay High Court, we will now commence manufacture and will start selling only after the newly manufactured products are also cleared by the designated three laboratories," the company added.

Stressing that Maggi noodles are safe, Nestle India said it has "conducted over 3,500 tests representing over 200 million packs in both national as well as international accredited laboratories and all reports are clear".

In addition to these, various countries including USA, UK, Singapore, Australia and others have found Maggi Noodles manufactured in India safe for consumption, it added.

Nestle will continue to collaborate with the FSSAI, the apex food regulator and other stakeholders, the company said.

In June, the FSSAI had banned Maggi noodles saying it was "unsafe and hazardous" for consumption after finding lead levels beyond permissible limits. The company had withdrawn the instant noodles from the market.

Also Read: Maggi May Be Back By The End Of This Year: Nestle India

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