In May, Maggi Noodles were removed from store shelves following lab results that indicated dangerous levels of lead. The product ban led to a $100 million lawsuit filed by India, on behalf of Indian consumers, against Nestlé after the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) found Maggi Noodles “unsafe and hazardous.”
The loss of sales of the popular snack, 400 million packets of which were destroyed after the findings, forced Nestlé to cut its global forecast for 2015.
Months later, in compliance with the Bombay High Court, Nestlé has returned to production and has submitted new batches of Maggi Noodles to three accredited labs for further testing. As of mid-October, all samples of the product have been cleared.
“We have received test results from all three laboratories mandated by the Bombay High Court to test Maggi Noodles samples,” Nestlé India said in a statement. “All the 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by these laboratories are clear with lead much below the permissible limits.”
Sales of Maggi Noodles are scheduled to begin again in November.