Maggi Noddle Pulled Nestle India in Trouble

All this started in April 2015, when sample of Maggi Noodles tested by Foodsafety and Drug Administration, Government of Uttar Pradesh (UPFDA) and found that it contains high level of lead and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). After this, UPFDA also ordered Nestle to recall about 2 lakh (0.2 million) packs of Maggi Noddle. 

After this, in last week of May 2015, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India came in picture and collected samples of Maggi Noddle from different parts of country. 

On May 29, 2015, UPFDA filed a case against Nestle India Limited (NIL) - manufacturer of Maggi Noddle. 

On June 3, 2015, Bihar Court ordered police to file FIR against brand ambassadors of Nestle India which included Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta

How many packets of Maggi sold by Nestle all over the world?

According to Indian Express, 5.2 billion packets every year in 130 countires.

How much lead is permitted?
Permitted level of lead is 2.25 per million (ppm).

How much is found in Maggi Noddle?
Lab test found 17.2 ppm OMG... 

Is it Dangerous?

Yes, it is. It is a cumulative toxicant which affect various part of our body especally harmful to young children. It kills 143,000 people every year. To know how dangerous it is Read WHO page here and wiki page here 

Sates which banned Maggi?

Till 3rd June, 2015: Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Indian Army banned Maggi

On 6ht June, 2015 banned Maggi

Retailer which banned Maggi?

By 5th June, 2015: Big Bazaar control and run by Future Group 

What is going in Share Market? 

Share price of Nestle India Limited plunged by 16.3% with a week time from May 29, 2015 to June 4, 2015. Refer the Graph given below: 


What steps has been taken by Government of India (GoI)?

It was the first time in 30 years, when GoI used one provision of Consumer Protection Act and filed a complaint with National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)

How Indian Army came in picture? 

Indian Army has strength of  2,089,000 (1,129,000+96,0000). on June 3, 2015, Indian Army issued a advisory to its personnel and asked them not to eat Maggi noodles and also decided not to sell Maggi noodles.

What is the response of brand ambassadors (Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta) of Nestle India?

Need to write....I will update it soon....

What is the Nestle's response? What are they saying?

1. According to company's website, Maggi Noddle is safe for consumption.  Any one can go through Nestle's response by clicking here (this link will take you to company's website). Hindi version is here

2. Started online advertisement:

3. Company had given a representation to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

4. Take the product off the shelves temporarily. To know more on this Click here