Recent reports about India’s most favourite snack, Maggi, suggested that it will make a comeback in the market months after being banned because of the findings of MSG content in it. Nestle’s Maggi appeared again for a series of tests which it cleared and it looked like the popular noodles might be back again, however, that’s not going to happen anytime soon because Nestle is now facing Rs 640 crore lawsuit in the consumer court for using unfair trade practices regarding the MSG content in Maggi.
The Department of Consumer Affairs alleged Nestle India that they had indulged in unfair trade practices for Maggi Noodles when it came to labelling. The label of the noodles stated ‘No added MSG’ despite the presence of MSG in the noodles. Since tests revealed that Maggi “did” contain MSG, the petition resulted in the pulling up of Maggi. Maggi, in its defence, stated that they have received test results from the three laboratories which tested Maggi Noodles samples and all the 90 samples tested by these laboratories passed the test with lead quantity much below the allowed limits.
On the other hand, while Maggi is still trying to get hold of their lost reign, Baba Ramdev’s home company Patanjali Ayurveda has arrived with their own version of Maggi two minute noodles. The tagline of the noodles says “jhat pat pakao, aur befikr khao” as it won’t contain any MSG. These noodles will cost only Rs 15.