Nestle milk powder -Live larvae, worms discovered in
After the Maggi debacle, Nestle is in trouble again. This time, a preliminary test conducted on their milk powder allegedly found live larvae in it. Random samples of Nestle’s milk formula for babies are now being tested in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore after tests conducted by the food safety authorities allegedly found larvae in a pack, sources revealed.
Coimbatore, In yet another blow for Nestle India, live larvae and worms were found in their milk powder in Coimbatore.”My client purchased Nestle milk powder meant for infants, they saw small worms floating in milk. My client sent the sample to government lab, their report stated that 22 insects and 28 live larvae were found in 380 gram milk powder,” said lawyer Sutheesh.
He added that a complaint had been filed with the Food Safety officer and his client was looking into all legal avenues.Earlier, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda had stated that appropriate action will be taken after all the states submit their reports on samples of Nestle’s Maggi noodles.
Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the government had decided to file a complaint over the issue with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to further investigate the matter as the FSSAI reports might take some time to come.
This came after the Delhi Government banned the sale of Maggi noodles at all government-run shops, including Kendriya Bhandars, in the city
Several other states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala are conducting tests on Maggi after food safety authorities in Uttar Pradesh found it to contain extremely high amounts of lead.
Amid the raging controversy, shares in Nestle dropped nearly 10 per cent in morning trade today.