PETALING JAYA: Despite reports of Maggi instant noodles being pulled off the shelves in India due to high lead content, there is no plan to recall the popular product from stores in Malaysia.
“All Maggi noodle products are safe for consumption, so yes, there will not be any product recall for those produced in Malaysia,” said Nestlé Malaysia corporate communication representative Maxine Lim.
In a statement, Nestlé Malaysia said all its products were made under stringent conditions that met both local and international standards.
“Nestlé Malaysia regularly monitors for lead as part of our stringent quality control processes, including testing by accredited laboratories.
“These tests have consistently shown lead levels in all our products to be within permissible limits,” it added.
Strict food safety and quality controls were enforced in Nestlé factories, including quality checks at each stage of raw material sourcing and the manufacturing process, it added.
“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.
“All product ingredients and additives used comply with local food regulations,” it said.
Instant noodles are highly popular in Malaysia, with Maggi mee taking pride of place as a staple at mamak stalls.
It was reported yesterday that Nestlé India instant noodles underwent tests nationwide after high lead levels were found in batches sold in the country’s north.
For more information, consumers can call the Nestlé consumer services hotline at 1-800-88-3433.