Amid controversy, Nestle India takes Maggi out from stores

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New Delhi : Amid raging controversy on India’s favourite snack, Nestle India on Thursday decided to take Maggi off from store for now. The decision was taken after snack came under country-wide scrutiny for high lead content and mono-sodium glutamate or MSG, a taste enhancer.


  • Nestle India has decided to take off Maggi from stores
  • Decision came after it came under nation-wide scrutiny
  • "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," said Nestle India.
  • "We promise that the trusted MAGGI Noodles will be back in the market as soon as the current situation is clarified," Nestle said
  • Some samples were found having high level of lead and MSG
  • On Wednesday, Delhi had banned it for 15 days
  • Retail stores like Big Bazaar had also taken it off as a precautionary measure
  • Army too had stopped Jawans from consuming it
  • Maggi has been ruling India’s market for 30 years now.