MaggilikelytobeBannedinIndia

Maggi “2-minute noodles” is one of the largest and most loved food brands in India, likely to be prohibited in the country. The Lucknow Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) has found high amounts of lead content and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in the Maggi. It’s a bad news for all of them, who loved and were totally dependent on this snack.

The FDA in Uttar Pradesh stated,

“High lead content was found during routine tests conducted in Kolkata on two dozen packets of instant noodles, manufactured By Nestle in India. Packets of noodles belonging to this batch of Maggi are now being sent for testing”.

Two FDA officials said,

“All the packets of instant noodles tested in the state-run laboratory were contaminated. They found a lead concentration of 17.2 parts per million (ppm), nearly seven times the permissible limit. The acceptable limit of lead ranges between 0.01 ppm and 2.5 ppm”.

The scientists in the laboratory also found high amounts of monosodium glutamate (MSG), which in result causes effects on the nervous system. The side effects of both the elements include headaches, nausea, burning sensation of the mouth, neck, and upset stomach.

Nestle, the manufacturing company of Maggi noodles refused the claim and also said that, “They don’t add MSG to the product at all”.