Walmart India takes Maggi off shelves

Posted on June 04, 2015 from Delhi, National, Manipur ι Report #3491

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Walmart India on Thursday announced that Maggi noodles, which has been banned in many states, were taken off its shelves in view of food safety.

"We have withdrawn the Maggi two-minute noodles from our shelves across all 20 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores till further clarity from FSSAI and state food safety authorities," said Walmart India vice president Rajneesh Kumar.

He said the recall was because of Walmart's policy that required all their suppliers to have valid Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) licenses.

"We have been in constant touch with our vendor partner Nestle, who we understand are working very closely with the authorities regarding sampling of Maggi two-minute noodles," he said.

Other retail chains like Big Bazaar and Kendriya Bhandar have also withdrawn Maggi noodles from their stores.