NEW DELHI, India – Due to food safety scare caused by reported high lead levels found on packets of Nestle instant noodles in two states in India, the product was banned for 15 days. According to the health minister of New Delhi, the company should replace tens of thousands of the products sold in the country. Since the products went through standard checks and procedures, the company should replace them with new stocks.
For the moment, Nestle India is not giving its comments on the issue despite the fact that Delhi government officials summoned it earlier on Wednesday saying that excessive lead intake may destroy the kidney and nervous system.
The country is still waiting for further results on the tests and the explanation of Nestle India on this. Noodles are popular food in India and it is consumed by people from different walks of life - whether you are a consumer of foods on the streets, restaurants, or at home.