Nestle Global CEO Paul Bulcke today held a press conference in New Delhi amidst a ban on its popular instant noodles brand Maggi in several Indian states.
A day after pulling Maggi off shelves across the country, Bulcke today reiterated that his company’s product is safe for consumption and that Nestle follows same standards worldwide. His statement comes amidst a major controversy surrounding the company after several tests done on Maggi samples found amounts of lead and MSG above the permissible limits.
“The quality of our product is our foremost priority,” said Bulcke.
“We do not add MSG in Maggi noodles, will remove ‘No MSG’ from product label,” he added.
Today, Madhya Pradesh joined a list of states including, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh in banning Maggi. Delhi has also pulled the instant noodles brand off from shelves for 15 days.
Nestle on Thursday had made a presentation to the Health Ministry and defended the quality of its Maggi noodles by stating that the samples detected with excess lead in Uttar Pradesh, which triggered nationwide scrutiny, were past the expiry date.