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PopWrapped | Current Events

Nestle Destroying Over $50 Million Worth Of Noodles

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

Updated 06/17/2015 9:06am
Nestle Destroying Over $50 Million Worth Of Noodles | Nestle
Media Courtesy of dnaindia.com

There's just something about instant noodles that people around the world appreciate. Maybe it's the flavor. Maybe it's the easy preparation. Or maybe it's just that instant noodles have a special spot in your heart. Whatever the case, it's sad to see them gone.

India's extremely popular Maggi noodles will be disappearing from the shelves of stores after a ban by India's food safety regulation.

Nestle, which produces the noodles and holds a significant portion of the Indian instant noodles market, has been accused of failing to comply with food safety laws after tests deemed the food "unsafe and hazardous." Although the company insists that the noodles are safe and is challenging the ban, it will destroy more than $50 million worth of Maggi noodles (numbers based on noodles taken from shelves and stored stock).

Maggi had originally started disappearing from shelves earlier this month when regulators claimed to have found high levels of lead in some of the noodle packets.

Nestle's global chief executive Paul Bulcke has asked to look into the lab results and promises consumers that Maggi will return to stores soon.

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