WARNING: Maggi noodles has high lead content; banned in New Delhi

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The noodles that only takes 2 minutes of your time to cook is now banned in major parts of India after it has found to have seven times lead than the allowable levels.

The very well-known Maggi noodles were pulled out from New Delhi after it was found to have an abnormal amount of lead as opposed to the standard levels.

The sales dropped like falling knives after shop owners in the India's capital ordered to take them off their stores due to high lead levels result from laboratory tests.

Maggi noodles has been banned for 15 days amid food-safety scare in the state of Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. Major grocery chains in the said areas have also pulled out this product off their shelves, as per BBC report.

Two dozen packets of the noodles were subjected for laboratory tests and the results revealed the excessive amount of lead than the allowable levels. Lead content found in Maggi noodles is nearly seven times than the normal.

This product is a subsidiary of a Swiss multinational food and beverage company, Nestle, generating 15 billion or rupees ($235 million) per year.

Nestle's Maggi noodles were widely used in India due to its "two minute" (cook) advertising campaign and were advertised by some of the biggest Bollywood starts on the mainstream media.

On the other hand, Nestle released a statement regarding the issue and it stated that their products were carefully tested and Maggi noodles are "safe to eat."

Source: TIME

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