Food inspectors in UP order recall of Maggi noodles over a harmful substance
Instant noodle may be off your table pretty soon. Yes, Maggi, the instant noodle that we have been gorging on since our childhood may be banned in the country due to a substance that is said to be part of the preparation.
There are reasons to believe that the Indian government may ban Maggi due to the MSG that is said to be an inseparable part of the preparation. MSG has been used as a food additive for decades. Its rare use may not be that bad for health, but make it part of your regular food habit and your health may well have to face very severe repercussions from it.
Nonetheless the company that makes Maggi said that it doesnâ€™t use the substance. Nestle India has claimed that it doesnâ€™t add any MSG or lead to its product.
On the other hand Nestle India says that it has taken by surprise at the finding. â€œWe do not add MSG to Maggi noodles and glutamate, if present, may come from naturally occurring sourcesâ€, the company said. Earlier this week, samples of Maggi collected in Uttar Pradesh were found containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead that were in excess of permissible limits.