In wake of samples of Nestle India’s Maggi noodles being found to contain an excess of lead, the Shiv Sena has called for the monitoring and supervision of ready-to-cook foods.
According to reports, the party termed the reports ‘disturbing’ for consumers, especially parents, and has raised the question of why quality control was not done till now. The Shiv Sena further stated that several generations had suffered due to these lapses.
However, the party felt that while brand ambassadors need to be more informed about the product they endorse, taking legal action against them was ‘going too far’.
Earlier, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda had stated that appropriate action will be taken after all the states submit their reports on samples of Nestle’s Maggi noodles.
Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the government had decided to file a complaint over the issue with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to further investigate the matter as the FSSAI reports might take some time to come.
This came after the Delhi Government banned the sale of Maggi noodles at all government-run shops for 15 days, including from Kendriya Bhandars.
In a further blow to Nestle, reports emerged of live larvae and worms being found in their milk powder in Coimbatore.