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Maggi health hazard: Nestle recalls Maggi stock in India, but claims the product is safe
Nestle has finally withdrawn Maggi noodles packets from sale in India, after six states including the national capital imposing ban on the instant noodle in the wake of excessive limit of lead and MSG found in it. However in a official statement Nestle maintained that Maggi is safe.
"The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority. Unfortunately, recent developments and unfounded concerns about the product have led to an environment of confusion for the consumer, to such an extent that we have decided to withdraw the product off the shelves, despite the product being safe," Nestle India said this in a press release posted on its website late on Thursday night.
In a tweet Maggi India said that it will make a comeback as soon as the concerns regarding presence of lead and MSG are addressed

Nestle Global CEO Paul Bulcke is also going to address media on the ongoing issue of Maggi noodles today in Delhi.

Meanwhile PMO has summoned Union health minister, JP Nadda for a detailed report on Maggi issue.

Telangana has become the latest state to ban Maggi noodles. Yesterday Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir have banned Maggi. Gujarat has banned Maggi noodles for 30 days after samples failed the lab tests. After India, UK and Nepal are also thinking to conduct tests on Maggi noodles.

While ITC, makers of Sunfeast Yippee noodles and the other competitors of Maggi, on Thursday came out with a clarification that their brands have passed the lead test and the company does not add MSG as an ingredient.

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