With reference to the news item titled "Maggi samples fail lab test, UP administration asks Nestle India to pay Rs 70 lakh fine", the company clarified that MAGGI Noodles are 100 per cent safe for consumption.
“While we have not received the orders passed by the adjudication officer, we have been informed that the samples are of year 2015 and the issue pertains to 'ash content' in Noodles. This appears to be a case of application of incorrect standards, and we will file an appeal urgently once we receive the order,” Nestle said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.
In 2015, Nestl‚ India and other companies had represented to the relevant authorities, via industry associations, to set standards specific to instant noodles to avoid confusion amongst enforcement officers and consumers.
The standards have since been introduced and the product complies with these standards. We regret the confusion it may cause to consumers, it added.
Meanwhile, shares of company closed day’s trade at Rs 7480 apiece, down 0.22 per cent, on the BSE on Wednesday.