NEW DELHI — Coming down heavily on Swiss giant Nestlé, the central food safety regulator FSSAI on Friday ordered recall of all nine approved variants of Maggi instant noodles from the market, terming them “unsafe and hazardous” for human consumption.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) also said Nestlé launched ‘Maggi Oats Masala Noodles’ without approval and ordered its recall, saying the company did not undertake risk and safety assessment for the product.
"Withdraw and recall all the nine approved variants of its Maggi Instant Noodles from the market having been found unsafe and hazardous for human consumption, and stop further production, processing, import, distribution and sale of the said product with immediate effect," the FSSAI order said.
FSSAI also said that Nestlé violated labelling regulations on taste enhancer 'MSG' and ordered company to submit compliance report on its orders within three days.
"Withdraw and recall the food product, 'Maggie Oats Masala Noodles with Tastemaker' for which risk safety assessment has not been undertaken and product approval has not been granted," the order said.