Nestle India Challenges Lucknow Labs Over Pazzta Ruling
The Nestla Maggi fiasco was recently dissolved and the instant noodles hit the markets earlier last month. But things are not all right in Nestle India’s paradise, as suggests a recent report by Lucknow-based National Foods Analysis Laboratory. Nestle Indian questioned the validity of this test by stating that the lab is Lucknow-based National Foods Analysis Laboratory.
Reinstating that the Maggi Pazzta is 100% safe, Nestle India said that the National Foods Analysis Laboratory and its reports can not be relied upon.
“The media reports also mention that the tests have been conducted at National Foods Analysis Laboratory, Lucknow. The laboratory is not National Accreditation Board For Testing And Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited nor is notified by FSSAI. The results of the laboratories which are not accredited cannot be relied upon,” said a Nestle India spokesperson.
Nestle India was itself unaware of the high lead content in its products until the test results make headlines..
“We have not received any formal notification from the authorities in UP or from the FSSAI about such test The ,” he said adding: “We will work with the authorities to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”
Leady Steady Go!
A UP state government official has claimed that they had found presence of lead in Nestle’s Pazzta beyond permissible limits.
Pasta samples collected from Nestle distributor – Sriji Traders – at Mau district in the state on June 10, were sent to a government food-testing laboratory in Lucknow, designated Officer at Food and Drug Administration Mau Arvind Yadav said.
“The standard limit is 2.5 PPM (parts per million) while it has been found to be 6 PPM. The letter informing Nestle company sent at its Modinagar address has come back here undelivered,” Yadav said.