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Maggie Noodles lovers who finds it hard to wait even for two minutes to eat it now with almost a nationwide ban have to wait for days to taste it again. The recent test on Maggie in UP, Kerala and Delhi have found increased quantity of MSG i.e monosodium glutamate a taste enhancer not mentioned in ingredient list of Maggie packet along with increased lead amounts which is a poisonous substance.
The MSG has an addictive nature and its excess consumption promotes sluggishness in the body. It may also cause headache, nausea, increased thirst and chest tightness. These findings are not only strange but shocking for a product used almost in every middle and upper class home for over three decades ( in market since 1982, Note : I have never tested it.) It is possible that these substances are part of ingredients from years but negligence of our officials have never brought it to life due to irregular checking schedules.
The food adulteration laws are not strict in India due to which food consumable manufactures and sellers often broke them and walk away with petty fines. In United States of America even street vendors are required to have clearance certificate from food safety department before operating and here even big companies like Nestle is not concerned with public safety. There are also possibilities that only some batches of Maggie have increased quantity of poisonous substances but if it so then also it is a serious mistake from Nestle which mentions no added MSG on packets. Such big companies should have their own self regulatory food safety mechanism.
The notices have also been sent to celebrities who endorses Maggie noodles. Celebrities do have a social responsibility but blaming them for unsuitable compounds in product is ridiculous. It is like blaming a politician for inaugurating a shop which starts selling fake items. I hope this controversy over Maggie noodles would resolve quickly and this product would come back in market after all safety measure as it has became a part of Indian households and being an instant noodle which is easy to make and eat, it also offers a great relief for those struck in floods, landslides, Tsunami and earthquake situations.