MOH Confirms MAGGI® Noodles Safe for Consumption
The Health Ministry has reassured Malaysians that Nestlé-owned MAGGI Noodles in the country are safe to be consumed, after India withdrew the noodles from its shelves on June 3, citing unsafe levels of lead in the snack.
Its director Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the instant noodles in Malaysia were not imported from India, and that the ministry had also verified with the company producing the noodles and found it had gone through the right procedures to ensure it is safe for consumption.
“Checks by the ministry have found that MAGGI Noodles in Malaysia are indeed safe to be eaten.
"We have also verified with the company, and found that they have gone through the necessary steps to make sure they are safe,” he said in a statement today.
“In addition, the ministry has also done checks on various other instant noodle brands sold in local stores, including those which were imported. Those too do not contain an unsafe level of lead as is permitted under the Food Regulations 1985,” he added.
Dr Hisham however said that if any parties were found to be guilty of importing, distributing or selling poisonous food or that may affect a person’s health, harsh penalties will be handed out, with a fine of not more than RM100,000 or prison not more than 10 years or both, under Section 13 of the Food Act 1983.
He added that the public need not worry on the safety status of the MAGGI Noodles as the monitoring and enforcement of food safety by the ministry was always ongoing to ensure its safe.
“If consumers have any doubts on whether food is safe to be consumed, they can always file a complain with the ministry,” he said.
Source: The Sun Daily
Nestlé Malaysia Assures Highest Safety and Quality Standards for MAGGI® Noodles
Nestlé would like to reassure consumers that the quality and safety of our products are the top priorities for our company.
All Nestlé products are manufactured under stringent manufacturing conditions that meet both local and international standards and are safe for consumption. MAGGI® products sold and marketed by Nestlé Malaysia are produced locally.
Nestlé has in place strict food safety and quality controls at all our manufacturing facilities, including thorough quality checks at each stage of our raw material sourcing and manufacturing process. This includes comprehensive testing to ensure that Nestlé Malaysia products fully comply with all applicable food safety laws and regulations, as well as our own high standards of quality and safety before they reach our consumers. All Nestlé Malaysia’s product ingredients used comply with local food laws and regulations.
Further to this, Nestlé Malaysia regularly monitors the level of lead as part of our stringent quality control processes, including testing by accredited laboratories. These tests have consistently confirmed that all products are in compliance with local food laws and regulations.
We understand that some consumers are concerned by reports that the authorities in India have found elevated levels of lead in a sample pack of MAGGI® Noodles. The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority. In spite of MAGGI® Noodles being safe, Nestlé India has decided to take the products off the shelves. Nestlé India reassures consumers that the trusted MAGGI® Noodles will be back in the market as soon as the current situation is clarified.
You may find the latest information about MAGGI® Noodles in India here: http://www.nestle.com/aboutus/ask-nestle/answers/maggi-noodles-india-msg-lead-ban-recall
For further enquiries, please contact the Nestlé Consumer Services Free Phone at 1-800-88-3433.