Maggi noodles row: Centre files complaint to consumer forum against Nestle

By: | Updated: June 4, 2015 10:55 AM

Maggi Noodles: Delhi's Health Minister Satyendra Jain said the city government has given Nestle 15 days to replace existing stocks of their noodle brand Maggi after reports surfaced of it containing mono-sodium glutamate and lead beyond permissible limits.

Maggi noodlesMaggi Noodles: Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendra Jain said the city government has given Nestle 15 days to replace existing stocks of their noodle brand Maggi after reports surfaced of it containing mono-sodium glutamate and lead beyond permissible limits.

Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said the government has decided to file a complaint regarding Maggi issue with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to further investigate the matter as the FSSAI reports might take some time to come.

“We have decided to file a complaint with NCDRC which will further investigate the matter and take appropriate actions. The FSSAI reports might take some time to come. Looking at the seriousness of matter we have decided to file complaint with NCDRC,” Paswan said.

Earlier in the day, Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendra Jain said the city government has given Nestle 15 days to replace existing stocks of their noodle brand Maggi after reports surfaced of it containing mono-sodium glutamate and lead beyond permissible limits.

“Today morning, some officials form Nestle came to give reports, but we were not satisfied with the submission. As per a preliminary report, the quantity of lead found in Maggi is more than the permissible limit. It should be 2.25, but was found in much more quantity than that,” Jain told media here.

“Fifteen days time has been given to remove their stock from markets in Delhi and replace it with new stock after the given time,” he added.

According to reports, a case was lodged earlier against Nestle India by the UP food regulator FSDA in a local court at Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh over safety standards of its Maggi, while actors Amitabh Bachhan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta were also separately dragged to court for promoting the ‘two-minute’ noodles brand.

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