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Broth spoils for 'Maggi' again: The popular noodles brand fails yet another lab test in UP
If you are a Maggi lover and find it hard to survive without it, this news is going to make you quite unhappy, as India's favourite instant noodles brand recently failed to pass a lab test in Uttar Pradesh.

According to reports, the district administration in UP's Shahjahanpur, has slapped a heavy fine on Nestle India, the maker and brand owner of Maggi and its distributors citing that the noodles brand does not comply with the necessary standards and is unsafe for human consumption.

Regarding this, while a fine of Rs 45 lakh has been imposed by the district administration on Nestle India, its three distributors have been slapped with a fine of Rs 15 lakh each. Not only that, two retailers of Maggi noodles have also been asked to pay Rs 11 lakh as fine, as per the media report.

The district authorities had collected Maggi's samples last year in November, which were sent for a lab test and later tested by the Food and Safety department. According to reports, the lab found ash content above than the permissible limit to be fit for human consumption.

Reacting over the lab's findings, Nestle India spokesperson said, "While we have not received the orders passed by the adjudication officer, we have been informed that the samples are of the year 2015 and the issue pertains to 'ash content' in Noodles."

The spokesperson further added, "This appears to be a case of application of incorrect standards, and we will file an appeal urgently once we receive the order."

The 2-minute noodles brand Maggi was banned by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in June, 2015 for allegedly containing lead and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) beyond permissible limits, forcing Nestle India to withdraw the product from the Indian market.

However, following the legal battles with the concerned food authorities of India, the popular noodles brand was back in the market in November 2015.

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