Is it true that Maggi contains lead ?

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  1. “Your Maggi is Safe, Has Always Been.” Says Nestle India in its latest Campaign

    What was the latest verdict from the Supreme court of India regarding Lead content in Maggi Noodles?

    According to a Reuters report

    (Reuters) – Food group Nestle  said on Thursday a ruling by India’s Supreme Court marked a partial victory in its row with the government over Maggi noodles.

    Maggi, Nestle India’s single-largest revenue earner, was banned in June 2015 for six months across the country following allegations it contained chemicals beyond prescribed limits.

    The company had to recall and destroy 38,000 tonnes of Maggi noodles from millions of retail shelves. The ban was relaxed in November 2015.

    In Thursday’s ruling, the Supreme Court backed Nestle’s stance that analysis of Maggi noodles already conducted by the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) sufficed to help decide a lawsuit filed by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the company said.

    That analysis showed that samples met standards for lead and other parameters, Nestle added.

    The ruling set aside efforts by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to conduct more tests, Nestle said, adding the case would now proceed based on the CFTRI reports.

    You can read more about it here 

    Speaking on the Campaign Nestlé India spokesperson said“Our approach as a credible, trustworthy and responsible company is to always communicate with consumers on facts, in a simple, clear and transparent tone and manner. What you will see in the print ads to be released over the next few days is just that.”

    We regularly monitor all our raw materials for lead, including testing by accredited laboratories. These tests have consistently shown lead in MAGGI Noodles to be within safe limits. In addition to testing both raw materials and finished products for lead, we carry out extensive research on lead and contribute to global efforts to assure safety in this area” the companies statement read

    Nestle India is likely to run the ongoing campaign for few more days in a bid to clear the air and win the consumers confidence.

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