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Maggi Noodles May Not be Safe for Kids due to high quantities of Monosodium Glutamate

by Vishnuprasad on May 21, 2015 at 10:49 PM
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Maggi Noodles May Not be Safe for Kids due to high quantities of Monosodium Glutamate

NEstle's Maggi 2-Minute Noodles - a Swiss multinational food and beverage company, comes under scanner in India due to high quantities of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) content.

Sources said that Maggi noodles might be in trouble as samples collected from Uttar Pradesh show high content of MSG. Large doses of MSG can cause nausea, headaches, stomach upset, and body weakness, especially in children.

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According to a report from Times of India, the Maggi samples showed that the MSG content was beyond permissible limit which is 0.01 PPM (parts per million lead) and in reality it is 17 PPM of MSG.

Meanwhile, Nestle took to the micro-blogging site twitter to deny these reports saying, "We do not add MSG to MAGGI noodles. Some ingredients may contain naturally occurring Glutamate, which can be mistaken for MSG," the officials wrote.
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Speaking to TOI, Nestle further added that their laboratories constantly check their lead content regularly and has been within the permissible limit consistently.

Social media was flooded with Twitterati expressing emotions from disappointment to shock at the news.

"Ban on Maggi is not only saves Indian people but also helps in uplifting the farmers," tweeted Hareesh from Hyderabad.

"So all this fad of having MSG in Maggi will also fade soon like Pesticides in sodas," Neha from New Delhi posted.



Source: Medindia
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