In June, Nestle had to recall all varities of Maggi from India.
New Delhi: All Maggi samples tested at three laboratories mandated by the Bombay High Court have been found to be safe, Nestle India said in a statement today. The company also added that it plans to bring the popular instant noodles brand back in the market "at the earliest."
"All 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by these laboratories are clear with lead much below permissible limits," the statement read.
The company has said that in compliance with the orders of the Bombay High Court, it will now begin manufacturing Maggi noodles but will "start selling only after the newly manufactured products are also cleared by the designated three laboratories,"
In June, Nestle had to recall all varities of Maggi from India after the food regulator, Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), banned it after finding it "unsafe and hazardous" for consumption because of presence of excess lead.
In its statement today, Nestle India said it "conducted over 3,500 tests representing over 200 million packs in both national as well as international accredited laboratories and all reports are clear".
Various countries including the US, the UK, Singapore, Australia and others have found Maggi noodles manufactured in India safe for consumption, the statement added.
In August, the court had ruled in favour of Nestle in its battle to overturn a nationwide ban on the noodles, but said the popular snack would have to undergo more safety tests before it could go on sale again.
The court had also questioned testing standards at the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.