NEW DELHI -- Swiss giant Nestle said on Wednesday that Indian government approved labs have found the newly manufactured samples of instant noodles Maggi safe and the company will start retail sales of the popular snack this month.
All samples of the newly manufactured batches from its three plants - Nanjangud (Karnataka), Moga (Punjab) and Bicholim (Goa) - have been cleared by three NABL accredited labs, as mandated by the Bombay High Court.
"Now that the orders of the Bombay High Court have been complied with, we will make our best endeavour to commence the sale of MAGGI Noodles Masala within this month as well as continue engaging with states where permissions are needed or specific directions may be necessary," Nestle India said in a statement.
Nestle is also working on starting manufacturing of Maggi Noodles at its two other plants - Tahliwal and Pantnagar.
"For the other two locations at Tahliwal and Pantnagar, we are engaging with the relevant authorities in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to obtain directions for commencing manufacture of MAGGI Noodles," it added.
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 exported from India safe for consumption.
"We have received results from all three NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accredited laboratories mandated by Bombay High Court to test newly manufactured MAGGI Noodles samples. All the samples of the MAGGI Noodles Masala have been cleared with lead much below permissible limits," it added.
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