Nestle Malaysia says Maggi mee is safe to eat after India health scare

Packets of Nestle's Maggi instant noodles are seen on display at a grocery store in Mumbai, India, June 3, 2015. — Reuters pic
Packets of Nestle's Maggi instant noodles are seen on display at a grocery store in Mumbai, India, June 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 — Nestle Malaysia has emphasised that all Nestle products are manufactured under stringent manufacturing conditions meeting local and international standards, and are safe for consumption.

In a statement today, it noted that Maggi products sold and marketed by Nestle Malaysia were produced locally.

It said that Nestle had in place, strict food safety and quality controls at all its manufacturing facilities, including thorough quality checks at each stage of raw material sourcing and manufacturing process.

“This includes comprehensive testing to ensure that Nestle Malaysia products fully comply with all applicable food safety laws and regulations, as well as our own high standards of quality and safety before they reach our consumers,” the company said.

Some consumers have expressed concern over reports that authorities in India had found elevated levels of lead in a sample pack of Maggi noodles.

The statement said that despite Maggi noodles being safe, Nestle India had decided to take the products off the shelves and the items would be back on the market once the situation was clarified. — Bernama

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