Maggi banned from India for its contents!
The country’s favorite 2-minute snack might soon be banned. The Lucknow Food Safety and Drug Administration has found Maggi to contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead in amounts that exceed the permissible limit.
They have written to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) asking to cancel the licence for Maggi. A few samples of Maggi were collected in Uttar Pradesh and tested for permissible ingredients at Kolkata’s referral laboratory. Maggi was found to contain 17 parts per million of lead, enormously crossing the permissible limit of mere 0.01 parts per million of lead. The excess of MSG can cause long-term effects on nervous system. Short term side effects of MSG and Lead include nausea, headaches, burning sensation of the mouth and neck and upset stomach.
Nestle, the manufacturer of the noodle snack, denied the allegations, and said they don’t add MSG to the product at all. But the sample tested at laboratory said something different.
Previously there was an allegation of mixing calf renalt for the production of Kitkat, a waffer chocolate of Nestle. On that context a huge voice arose all over the country, specially from the hindu community to ban the product. This time again several social organization claimed to ban maggi from the country.
After spreading of the news people already reduced consumption of the product. Several MNCs like TCS etc have already displayed notice in their canteen to ban maggie. Maggie was also a popular food among the IT Employees in their tiffin. Several street vendor use to cook maggi can sell it cooked either boiled or fried. They also faced a huge downfall in sales for past 3-4 days once the news got published. The social media like facebook and twitter already overcrowded with several post appealing not to consume maggi.