Maggi May Result In Weight Gain, Brain Damage, Liver Inflammation And Other Serious Health Implications

| May 22 , 2015 , 19:22 IST
maggi1 In a shocking revelation, it was showed that the most loved 2-minute snack, Maggi, can cause serious health issues as the amount of lead was very much high as per the given rules. We are all aware of the fact that lead can cause weight gain, brain damage and other serious implications. FMCG major Nestle may face more action by the UP Food Safety and Drug Administration, which is testing more batches of Maggi after ordering recall of a batch of about 2 lakh packs of the instant noodles due to higher than permitted levels of lead and a food additive. The UP FDA last month asked Nestle India to withdraw a batch of Maggi noodles "which were manufactured in February 2014" after it found high levels of added monosodium glutamate (MSG), a taste enhancer, in the noodles and lead beyond permissible limits. On lead content, it has been established in the report that it is beyond the tolerance level of 0.01 to 2.5 parts per million (ppm). It is 17.2 ppm. When contacted, Nestle India said on April 30, 2015, local authorities in Lucknow asked it to recall one batch of Maggi Noodles, around two lakh packs, "which were manufactured in February 2014 and had already reached the 'Best Before date' in November 2014." Disputing the UP FDA claim, Nestle India said: "The company does not agree with the order and is filing the requisite representations with the authorities." It further added: "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." (With PTI inputs)