Nestle Lanka welcomes government move to test Maggi: ITI report due Thursday

Jun 23, 2015 (LBO) – Nestle Lanka, a unit of a Swiss-based food group said, they welcomed the move by the government to test their popular brand Maggi for its lead content.

“We welcome this move by the government to test the product and it will act as an assurance to us,” Bandula Egodage, Coporate Spokesperson, Nestle Lanka said.

“The quality and safety of our products is the top priority for the company,”

“MAGGI Noodles is locally produced at our factory in Pannala, Kurunegala, maintaining all the food laws and regulations applicable for Sri Lanka.”

He said, that tests have consistently shown Maggi to be compliant with all food safety norms and safe for consumption by the entire family.

Sri Lanka’s Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) is presently in the process of testing Maggi Noodles, and other varieties of noodles to determine their lead content.

“We have received food samples of Maggi and other varieties of noodles from the Health Ministry’s Food Authority for testing,” Ananda Pannila, Additional Director General (Tech Services), ITI said.

“The analysis is being done now and we will be releasing the report by Thursday,”

“Maggi and several other noodle brands that have sachet packets are the products that are being tested.”

Health Service (DGHS) Director General Palitha Mahipala earlier directed that samples of Maggi and other noodles be tested by the Institute in this regard.

The directive comes in the wake of the multinational global food giant in India deciding to to temporarily take the Maggi brand of noodles off the shelves countrywide, alleging it contain high levels of lead-making it unsafe for human consumption.

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Abdulla
Abdulla
6 years ago

I had papitation eating Maggi noodles in Sri Lanka which I bought from Arpico. To little too late. I still have balance for testing if needed.

#leddymaggiefan
#leddymaggiefan
6 years ago

I eat Maggie noodles like the plague and have invented all sorts of recipes to enjoy them with for many many years. I just hope I am not full of lead or any other unwanted substance which may be lurking in my body in stealth mode after all these years. Nestle will certainly hear from me if this is the case! And hats off to the authorities for going an extra mile and following the herd and testing these noodles. Goes to show that they have started watching news other than the entertainment that our politicians provide us every day.

I only wonder what other surprises lurk us in other foods that we consume each and ever day from a simple bath packet to off the shelf food such as this

KeerthiJ
KeerthiJ
6 years ago

Maggee Noodles made in India contains harmful chemical MSG and has withdrawn from the market.
Nestle Lanka product need to be tested for MSG too.

cflove
cflove
6 years ago
Reply to  KeerthiJ

Tomato, Cheese and worst of all, breast milk also contain this harmful chemical MSG. I think Sri Lanka need to test those food items for MSG too.