Maggi noodles controversy in India
No negative report on Maggi samples: Haryana govt
The Maggi controversy is likely to be a stepping stone in the evolution of country’s packaged and processed food industry, which could result in better labelling, packaging and testing norms for the entire sector, a Nomura report said.
Nepal’s four KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, the only international fast-food chains in the country have been shut down indefinitely following a dispute between the management and the local staff over long working hours.
* Inform us of stand on imposing ban on Maggi noodles:HC to govt
The Kerala High Court today asked the state government to inform it of its stand regarding imposing a ban on Maggi noodles in the state.
Recovery may be a long haul for Nestle India with its flagship product Maggi noodles having been banned by food regulator FSSAI over safety concerns, according to analysts
The Mizoram government today deferred banning of ‘Maggi’ instant noodles acting on instructions from the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI)
Central food safety regulator FSSAI today ordered testing of various noodles, pasta and macaroni brands, including Top Ramen, Foodles and Wai Wai, manufactured by seven companies to check compliance of norms in the wake of Maggi…
Maharashtra Food and Drug Minister Girish Bapat has announced a ban on the sale of Maggi with effect from today after lab tests proved presence of lead above the permissible level in the samples tested.
* Mizoram government to ban Maggi import
* Arunachal recalls nine varients of Maggi
The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today said Maggi noodles samples it tested were found to contain lead within permissible limits.
Capping two days of consecutive losses, shares of Nestle India ended flat today following the damage control attempts by Nestle’s global Chief Executive Paul Bulcke amid mounting trouble over the alleged presence of lead and MSG in Maggi noodles.
UK’s food safety agency today said it has decided to test a few samples of Maggi noodles, after a number of reports said the popular instant snack sold in India was found to have lead content above permissible limit.
* Authorities seize 80 cartons of Maggi noodles in Pulwama
* Sikkim sends Maggi samples for tests to Guwahati
With the central food safety regulator ordering withdrawal of nine approved variants of Maggi, Health ministry today said it is of the “confirmed” opinion that the product failed to adhere to safety norms and assured that no compromise will be done on food safety.
* Lead content in Maggi noodles within permissible limits in samples collected from Mumbai and Pune, Maharashtra
* No objectionable material found in Maggi noodles in West Bengal after laboratory test: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Amid controversy over Maggi, Reliance Retail has decided to temporarily withdraw all 11 brands of instant noodles from its stores across India.
With state after state banning Maggi over the presence of lead and ‘MSG’, Nestle today said it is withdrawing the product from Indian market due to “unfounded confusions” that has affected the consumer trust, but maintained that its noodles are safe for consumption.
The Bihar government today banned the sale of Maggi noodles in the state for a month after a similar measure taken by several other states.
Coming down heavily on Swiss giant Nestle, the central food safety regulator FSSAI today ordered recall of all nine approved variants of Maggi instant noodles from the market, terming them “unsafe and hazardous” for human consumption.
* Telangana govt awaiting test results of Maggi
The Madhya Pradesh government has banned the sale of popular instant food Maggi noodles in the tate from today, as the popular instant snack came under mounting scrutiny over food safety concerns.
Assam government today banned the chicken flavoured Maggi for 30 days after finding presence of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in the noodle.
Nestlé India today decided to take Maggi off the shelves after a controversy erupted over its contents, prompting several states to ban the ‘two-minute’ noodles.
* Samples of Maggie sent to Kol-based labs for test: J’Khand Min
* Maggi samples to be tested in Indore
* Delhi govt lifts 9 samples of instant noodles brands from city
* Maggi row: Centre to take action after getting test reports
After Delhi, four more states– Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand–today banned the sale of Maggi noodles, as the popular instant snack came under mounting scrutiny over food safety concerns.
* Haryana expects test results of Maggi samples by tomorrow
* Tamil Nadu government bans sale, storage and manufacturing of Maggi and three other brands of noodles for three months.
* Nepal testing Maggi noodles imported from India: officials
* U’khand bans Maggi for 3 months
Uttarakhand today imposed a three- month ban on production, sale and storage of Maggi with samples of the popular food product failing laboratory tests.
A notification was issued after samples of Maggi noodles failed laboratory tests, Principal Secretary Health Om Prakash told
* More processed food products under the scanner
After Delhi, three more states– Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand–today banned the sale of Maggi noodles, as the popular instant snack came under mounting scrutiny over food safety concerns.
Walmart and Metro AG have withdrawn Nestle’s Maggi noodles from their wholesale stores in India in the wake of food safety issues pertaining to the brand.
Gujarat Government today banned the sale of Nestle’s instant noodle brand ‘Maggi’ for a month in the state after the product failed the food safety test.
* Sale of Maggi noodles banned in Jammu and Kashmir for one month : Government
* Maggi Noodles Global Consumption in 2014
Amid the troubles faced by food giant Nestle’s Maggi noodles, Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan today said action against the product and people endorsing it will be taken if samples are found unsafe for consumption.
* Action on Maggi issue will be in best of scrutiny: Jitendra
* Maggi Banned for one month in Gujarat: Health Minister Nitin Patel
Uttarakhand has joined the list of states to ban the sale of Maggi with samples of the popular food product failing laboratory tests.
* Rajasthan starts taking Maggi samples for testing
* Puducherry govt sends Maggi samples for tests
* Arunachal sends Maggi noodles for analysis
* Sena opposes action against celebrities who endorsed Maggi
“The issue and reports about Nestle are very disturbing for parents and consumers at large. A million questions are now arising like why quality control was not done till now. The lethargy of earlier governments has been an eye-opener,” said Neelam Gorhe, Sena MLC and spokesperson.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, against whom a court has ordered registration of an FIR for endorsing Maggi, today said he will cooperate with “what the law says” though he hasn’t received any notice in connection with the product that he “stopped promoting” two years ago.
* Amar Singh demands penal action against those endorsing ‘pan masala’, alcohol
* Maggi row: CSE for nutrition fact labelling on products
Research and advocacy body Centre for Science and Environment today said consumers are unaware of ingredients and nutrition information of a product due to lack of appropriate “nutrition fact labelling” in the country, against the backdrop of row over Maggi noodles.
* Action after getting reports from all states: Nadda on noodles
* Army and Navy canteens asked to set aside Maggi stock
* Bengal sends samples of Maggi noodles, Kurkure for testing
* 1,500 Central Police Canteens already discontinued Nestle products
* Maggi issue: Himachal Pradesh government forms team to collect sample
* Avoid using Maggi for time being, says JK govt
* Gujarat to decide on ban on Maggi after sample reports come in
* Maggi test results to be known by weekend: TN official
* Assam sends ‘Maggi’ samples for lab test
In fresh blows for Nestle India, Maggi noodles was today banned in Delhi for 15 days and Army personnel asked to avoid the popular instant snack while its sale was stopped in Big Bazaar outlets even as more states ordered testing of its samples and other fast food products came under the scanner.
* Maggi banned in Delhi for 15 days, Govt to test other noodles
* Tests in Ker find lead content in Maggi within allowed limit
* Amitabh Bachchan may face protest in Odisha on June 5
* Meghalaya likely to ban ‘Maggi’
* Army issues advisory to its personnel asking them not to eat Maggi noodles; directs its canteens not to sell till further orders.
* No lapse found in Maggi noodles samples in Chandigarh
* Kendriya Bhandar takes Maggi noodles off shelves in 130 stores
* Future Group stops Maggi sale at stores across India
* Odisha govt sends Maggi samples for testing
* No MSG, lead found in Maggi samples in Goa: FDA
* Maggi controversy finds mention in Bengal Assembly
* The controversy relating to Maggi instant noodles manufactured by Swiss company Nestle found mention in the West Bengal Assembly.
* Maharashtra: No negative reports on Maggi samples tested so far
* Maggi samples being tested in Telangana too
* Punjab too orders testing of Maggi noodles samples
* TN to test Maggi to determine MSG, lead levels
* Facing trouble in many states over the safety of its popular Maggi noodles, Nestle India has courted fresh trouble after a preliminary test by a state agency of a sample of their milk powder allegedly found live larvae in it.
* Ker decides to withdraw Maggi, bakeries not to sell any noodle
* Maggi samples sent for lab testing in Guj
* Centre framing new law to deal with Maggi-like cases: Paswan
* Kerala govt stops distribution of Maggi noodles
* Samples of Maggi noddles were today found “unsafe” for consumption in the national capital prompting Delhi government to contemplate action against its manufacturer Nestle India.
A district court here directed police today to register an FIR against two Nestle officials and film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta, who have featured in the Maggi advertisements and arrest them if required.
Under fire over Maggi issue, Nestle India today said it has got tested samples of the noodle brand in an external laboratory as well as in-house and the product has been found “safe to eat” with lead levels within the permissible levels for consumption.
A criminal case was filed today in a district court here against officials of “Maggie” noodles-maker Nestle and filmstars Amitabha Bachachan and Madhuri Dixit who are brand ambassadors of the “harmful” food item.
With his name cropping up in an FIR for endorsing Maggi noodles, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who promoted the popular snack before Madhuri Dixit, said he is extra cautious with his endorsements and even has a special clause in his contract to protect himself.
Widening its probe into alleged lapses of food safety standards in Maggi noodles, the government today said it is testing samples from all states and strict action will be taken for any violation, including against brand ambassadors of the famous brand of Nestle.
A case was lodged today against Nestle India in a local court here over safety standards of its Maggi product, while actors Amitabh Bachhan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta have also been separately dragged to the court
Taking a “serious” note of quality issues related to global giant Nestle’s famous noodle brand Maggi, the government has asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to look into the matter.
FMCG major Nestle may face more action by the UP Food Safety and Drug Administration, which is testing more batches of Maggi after ordering recall of a batch of about 2 lakh packs of the instant noodles due to higher than permitted levels of lead and a food additive.
Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit seems to have landed in a soup for endorsing Maggi with the Haridwar Food and Drug Administration today serving a notice to her on the claims made in the advertisement