Maggi in trouble again, fails lab test in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow: In fresh trouble for Nestle India, its popular noodle brand Maggi, which faced a ban across several states, has failed the lab test again.
According to reports, the district administration of Shahjahanpur, UP, has slapped a fine on Nestle India and its distributors after its popular noodles brand Maggi allegedly failed to pass the lab test.
Reacting to the development, the FMCG major maintained that “it’s a case of application of incorrect standards”.
The district administration had imposed a fine of Rs 45 lakh on Nestle, Rs 15 lakh on its three distributors and Rs 11 lakh on its two sellers.
According to the district authorities, it had collected the samples last year in November and sent them for a lab test, which had found ash content above the permissible limits of human consumption.
Questioning the lab findings, Nestle India said it has not received the order yet and would file an appeal urgently once it receives the order.
He further said: “This appears to be a case of application of incorrect standards, and we will file an appeal urgently once we receive the order.”
In 2015, Nestle India and other companies had represented to the relevant authorities, via industry associations, to set standards specific to instant noodles to avoid confusion amongst enforcement officers and consumers.
Maggi was banned by FSSAI in June 2015 for allegedly containing lead beyond permissible limits, forcing Nestle India to withdraw the product from the market. Even in 2015, the Maggi trouble for Nestle had begun in UP.
Following legal battles, the popular noodles brand was back in the market in November 2015.
With PTI inputs
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