Maggi to be BANNED in India????
Can’t believe? It may happen in few days….here know the reasons why you should avoid 2 Minute Nestle Maggi Noodle and why Maggi to be Banned in India….
Maggi is one of the most favourite instant food in India since its launch. Indian people are crazy for Maggi and as per Nestle Maggi Noodle tagline ‘Taste Bhi, Health bhi’, Maggi is containing delicious taste but if it is truly healthy for us?
Recently FDA-food safety and Drug administration department of India tested the random samples of maggi noodle from Uttar Pradesh in labs. It has been found that Maggi contains 17 parts per million lead, while the permissible limit is only 0.01 ppm. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has received an appeal to carry out a quality check, and, if necessary, take it off the market.
Maggi Noodles, your favourite go-to snack has come under fire after some samples in Uttar Pradesh were found to be high in Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and lead. Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) Lucknow collected a few samples and sent them to Kolkata for testing. The report found the samples to contain Monosodium glutamate (MSG) beyond permissible limit. According to a Reuters report, they found a lead concentration of 17.2 parts per million (ppm), which is way beyond the permissible limit. They also found very high levels of MSG.
What is MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) ? :
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a kind of flavour enhancer that’s usually added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and meat. MSG has been a popular food additive for years and is usually regarded as safe, when used in limited quantity only. But too much MSG in your food can lead to headache, sweating, burning on the face, neck and other areas. It can also cause to sickness and weakness. When MSG is consumed over a longer period of time, it can also damage the nervous system. According to Dr. Simran Saini, Nutritionist at Fortis Hospital, New Delhi “High amounts of Monosodium glutamate (MSG) can cause a gradual increase in blood pressure. And for people who are already hypertensive, it creates further problems.
What Nestle Says about MSG and Lead found in Maggi report? :
“We do not add Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) to Maggi Noodles. We use raw materials that may contain naturally occurring Glutamate and which could be confused with commercially produced MSG. Glutamate is safe and is found in everyday and high protein foods including tomatoes, peas, paneer, onions, milk.”
If health was a serious issue for the country, all our street food would be sold under the supervision of the FSSAI. There would be no flies in mithai shops and gol guppas would probably be handed out with chopsticks. In all sincerity, “the Maggi ban” just seems like another impulsive roar that will die down soon!!!
As looking from the reports and other news, Nestle Maggi Noodle may get banned completely in India soon.
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