Nestle India decided to withdraw Maggi from the market on Thursday late evening, after six states, including Delhi and Gujarat, imposed a ban on the instant noodles following a food scare ignited by reports of excess lead content in some packets of the snack.
Nestle group was reportedly posted a press release on Thursday which was quoted, “The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority. “Unfortunately, recent developments and unfounded concerns about the product have led to an environment of confusion for the consumer, to such an extent that we have decided to withdraw the product off the shelves, despite the product being safe.”
Emphasizing that the product is safe for consumption, Nestle also promised that it would be back soon, ” Maggi Noodles are completely safe and have been trusted in India for over 30 years. We promise that the trusted Maggi Noodles will be back in the market as soon as the current situation is clarified.”
The Nestle Global CEO Paul Bulcke is expected to address the media about the same on Friday noon.