Following news breaking that authorities in India have banned the sale of Maggi noodles, after discovering high levels of lead in the products in several states, Nestle in Malaysia has released a statement to reassure consumers locally that its products are safe for consumption.
Nestle Malaysia clarified in a statement that its products, including the Maggi noodles, are manufactured under “stringent manufacturing conditions” that meet both local and international standards and are safe for consumption.
“We have in place strict food safety and quality controls at all our factories, 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 comply with all applicable food safety laws, as well as our own high standards of quality and safety before they reach our consumers,” the company said in a press statement. The company also claimed that it regularly monitor for lead as part of its strict quality control processes.
Earlier this year Nestle Malaysia also tied up with the government authorities in Malaysia to curb counterfeit products being sold in the local market. This came after local newspapers reported that the Malaysian authorities seized RM250,000 worth of counterfeit Milo products in Mantin, a wealthy neighborhood in Negeri Sembilan on March 13.
Since then, Nestlé Malaysia has been working to launch campaigns to help consumers identify the fake products and putting up statements on its social media assets.