More than two years after a ban on popular noodles brand Maggi of Nestle India emerged to another case. Popular noodles brand Maggi allegedly failed to pass the lab test. lab test report of Maggi noodles confirmed the presence of ash content higher than the permissible limit in samples, But Nestle refused all the charges of using ‘ash’ in Maggi noodles. “We strongly reiterate that at no stage of the manufacturing process, ash is added to Maggi noodles,” Nestle India spokesperson said in a statement. “Maggi noodles is fully compliant with the standards set by FSSAI. Maggi noodles have always been safe for consumption and will continue to be,” the spokesperson added. “While we have not yet received the order passed by the adjudication officer, we understand from the information available that the relevant samples are from 2015 and the issue pertains to ‘ash content’,” it added. Yesterday, the district administration imposed a fine of Rs 45 lakh on Nestle, Rs 15 lakh on three distributors and Rs 11 lakh on two retailers. The company said Maggi is compliant with the new rules laid out by food safety regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for instant noodles, pasta and seasoning. Maggi was banned by FSSAI in June 2015 for containing lead beyond permissible limits, forcing Nestle India to withdraw the product from the market.
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