Decision Maker Response
Jun 15, 2015 — Thank you for contacting us regarding MAGGI in India. We have read your petition and appreciate receiving your feedback. As you have noted, we have already issued a withdrawal of MAGGI noodles from the market in India due to an environment of confusion for consumers and while we work with the authorities to clarify the situation.
We agree that India is a nation of MAGGI lovers and the trust of you, our consumers, is extremely important to us. Our highest priority is the safety and quality of our products, which undergo rigorous testing before being allowed on the market. Please rest assured that in India we have the same stringent safety policies as everywhere else in the world.
Nestlé India have conducted tests on around 1,000 samples of MAGGI in our own laboratories and asked an independent lab to assess a further 600 product samples – representing a total of 125 million packets of noodles. These tests found that lead levels were well within food safety limits specified by Indian authorities.
We do not add MSG to MAGGI noodles in India, however the product contains glutamate from hydrolysed groundnut protein, onion powder and wheat flour. Glutamate produces a positive result in a test for MSG.
For now, MAGGI has been withdrawn from the market. We are working hard to resolve this situation and aim to have your favourite noodles back on shelves as soon as possible.
For more information, please see this dedicated page: http://bit.ly/1Jk5Moz
Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate your trust and will do all we can to keep it.
The Nestlé India team