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Maggi: From two minutes to few limits

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A Bihar court has directed the police to register an FIR against the company and filmstars Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta for endorsing the snack
Maggi, a Nestlé brand, sells what is arguably the easiest food to make. The ad for its two-minute noodles has made the addictive product, first launched in India back in 1980, a favourite of millions of consumers, especially bachelors who vouch for its taste. Now we know why.

A nationwide scrutiny has shown that it contains lead beyond permissible limits and monosodium glutamate, a taste enhancer. It has already disappeared from Kerala’s state-run supermarkets. The Delhi government is looking to initiate a case against Nestlé. A Bihar court has directed the police to register an FIR against the company and filmstars Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta for endorsing the snack.

On the BSE, its share tanked more than 11 per cent as the news broke. More states have ordered Maggi lab tests. The Swiss MNC is expected to face trouble globally for selling an unhealthy product. Singles who live alone had better look for an alternative staple.