Noodles that have lead in them, still available in the UK

17 June 2015

maggi noodles Over in India, 27,000 tonnes of Maggi noodles have been destroyed because they 'contain too much lead' and that they are 'unsafe and hazardous for human consumption'.

This is an issue in the UK though, as these noodles - similar to Super Noodles - are available to buy here.

At the time of writing, you could still buy the noodles from Ocado (see here) and Tesco had them available too (again, see here). If you're a Maggi kinda person when going for noodles-on-the-go, then you might want to give them a wide berth for the time being.

If you've already eaten some, you might be alright through, according to the manufacturers.

In a statement, Nestle, who own the Maggi brand, said: "We are working closely with the regulators in each country to explain the situation in India and, where they want to test the products, we are cooperating fully with them."

"The batch of noodles originally tested by the authorities in India is not sold in the UK or Ireland. Other flavour Maggi noodles are not imported from India but from other Nestlé factories in other countries."

That said, The Food Standards Agency have requested that tests be undertaken of Maggi noodle products in the UK, so it'd be worth waiting before buying.

TOPICS:   Recalls   Supermarket

1 comment

  • Fagin
    Moff, you need to satisfy the pedant in us & quantify the lead % in the aforementioned 27000 tonnes of maggi noodles (is that with or without packaging). Is it enough to repair my roof do you reckon? Ok, you can go now, ..but be back soon!

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