CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru) submitted analysis reports on MAGGI Noodles to the Hon’ble Supreme Court. We have been provided with a copy of the reports. We are happy that all 29 samples tested by CFTRI are clear. The reports state that lead levels for all samples are within permissible limits. The second batch of 16 samples were tested not only for lead and MSG, but also for other safety parameters like metal contaminants, crop contaminants, toxic substances etc., that are applicable to Instant Noodles as a Proprietary Food. Every single sample was found compliant. CFTRI has clarified that the glutamic acid can be due to presence of ingredients like tomatoes, Cheese, Hydrolyzed Plant Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein etc. It has further stated that there are no analytical methods to distinguish between naturally present glutamic acid and additive MSG. CFTRI has further clarified that even the additive MSG is allowed to be added to selected food commodities (seasoning for Noodles is one of them) under Good Manufacturing Practices basis proper label declarations as per ‘Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011’.
Trace amounts of lead are present in the environment worldwide due to environmental contamination, and the Indian authorities have set firm limits to ensure that the amount of lead present in finished products is within safe limits.
Tests done by NABL accredited labs
NABL is India's National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories. The Hon'ble Bombay High Court mandated that three NABL accredited labs test MAGGI Noodles for lead. These labs found all 90 samples - covering six variants - safe for consumption, with lead levels well within the food safety limits specified by the Indian authorities. View the tests results:
Summary of 90 Results (pdf, 120Kb)
In compliance with the orders of the Bombay High Court, we began manufacturing MAGGI Noodles and submitted the new batches for testing as well. All three NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accredited laboratories have reconfirmed that MAGGI Noodles are safe for consumption.
Tests done by Nestlé India
Nestlé India has conducted more than 3,500 product samples of MAGGI Noodles, in both national and international accredited laboratories. These tests, representing more than 200 million packets of Noodles in total, have found MAGGI Noodles safe for consumption
Learn more about our testing methodology.
Tests done by independent accredited labs on behalf of Nestlé India
Here are three randomly chosen samples of the reports we recieved from the external laboratory that is conducting the independent analyses for us:
Edward Food Research report 3048 (pdf, 115Kb)
Edward Food Research report 3050 (pdf, 115Kb)
Edward Food Research report 3052 (pdf, 115Kb)
Below are some reports from our Nestlé labs in Moga, India and Singapore:
Nestlé Moga lab report (pdf, 380Kb)
Nestlé Singapore lab report (pdf, 20Kb)
Tests done by the governments and food safety authorities of other countries
Food standards authorities in the USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand have all tested samples of MAGGI Noodles and confirmed that they are safe to eat. Here's an update on the tests conducted by other countries.
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