Australia applied holding order to Maggi Noodles from India

Jun 16, 2015 12:00 IST

The Department of Agriculture of Australia on 11 June 2015 applied a holding order to Maggi brand noodles imported from India.

Under the holding order, each consignment will be held in a place to be approved by an authorised officer until it has been inspected, or inspected and analysed, in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Imported Food Inspection Scheme.

The department took this measure in response to reports of levels of lead that are potentially noncompliant with the permissible levels in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Earlier, on 5 June 2015, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned Maggi as it was found unsafe and hazardous for human consumption due to high levels of Monosodium glutamate and lead. Further, FSSAI has also ordered Nestle to stop its further production, processing, import, distribution and sale.

Recently, Maggi has also come on the radar of US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) which has taken samples of the instant noodles brand for testing.

Before the ban order, Nestle India used to export Maggi noodles to the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore and Kenya.

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