We all remember the pain and agony we went through over 2 years ago when the Maggi was banned by the central government all over the India for having harmful substances in it and not following the FSSAI compliance. Once again Maggi is in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Food giant Nestle is once again slapped with a fine of Rs 45 lakh by the Shahjahanpur administration. The authority has also fined six distributors of Nestle with a total fine of Rs 17 lakh; making the total fine to Rs 62 lakh. In a news report published in The Hindu, Shahjahanpur Additional District Magistrate Jitendra Kumar Sharma has confirmed the administration’s decision.
“In total there were seven cases. The samples tested by the Food and Safety department of the district were found to be sub-standard,”
Meanwhile, Nestle spokesperson has said that it “appears to be a case of application of incorrect standards.” He also added;
“We strongly reiterate that Maggi Noodles are 100% safe for consumption. While we have not received the orders passed by the adjudication officer, we have been informed that the samples are of year 2015 and the issue pertains to ‘ash content’ in Noodles.In 2015, Nestlé India and other companies had represented to the relevant authorities, via industry associations, to set standards specific to instant noodles to avoid confusion amongst enforcement officers and consumers. The standards have since been introduced and the product complies with these standards. We regret the confusion it may cause to consumers.”
Let us hope that it is an isolated case and Maggi doesn’t betray our trust again.