06/06/2015 10:57 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Maggi Controversy: We Are Going To Come Back Very Soon, Promises Nestlé's Chief Executive

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Global Chief Executive Nestle, Paul Bulcke gestures during a press conference in New Delhi on June 5, 2015. India's food safety regulator on June 5 banned the sale and production of Nestle's Maggi instant noodles over a health scare after tests found they contained excessive lead levels. AFP PHOTO/ MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nestlé's global chief executive promised on Friday to win back the trust of Indian consumers and work with food safety authorities to get its popular Maggi noodles back on the country's shelves "as soon as possible".

But Chief Executive Paul Bulcke also called for greater clarity from India's own regulators, asking to see the results of laboratory tests that have prompted at least six states to ban Maggi noodles.

"We are a company that lives on the trust of consumers," Bulcke told reporters in New Delhi.

"I am confident that we are going to come back very soon."

Nestlé announced earlier on Friday it would withdraw the noodles from sale, two weeks after a local regulator first reported excess lead in some packets.

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