Friday, May 22, 2015

Silent on lead, #Nestlé trying damage control to save #Maggi brand image

Food Safety and Drug Administration's order earlier this week to Nestle to recall batches of Maggi noodles across the country, for containing dangerous levels of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and lead has created social media storm of sorts.

In its bid to damage control the brand image Nestlé India the makers of Maggi said-'We are aware of reports that tests by the local authorities have detected Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in a sample of MAGGI Noodles and that they are continuing their investigation. We have submitted product samples to an independent accredited laboratory and will share the results with the authorities.
We do not add MSG to our MAGGI Noodles sold in India and this is stated on the concerned product. However, we use hydolysed groundnut protein, onion powder and wheat flour to make MAGGI Noodles sold in India, which all contain glutamate. We believe that the authorities’ tests may have detected glutamate, which occurs naturally in many foods.'