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Snapdeal sale: 60k Maggi kits sell out in 5 minutes

Snapdeal sale: 60k Maggi kits sell out in 5 minutes - If

Maggi instant noodles stocks with retailers in select markets were sold out within hours of their relaunch earlier this week. A flash sale on Thursday on Snapdeal went out of stock in five minutes, selling 60,000 Maggi WelcomeKits to as many customers. The rush to relaunch Maggi has strained Nestle India’s employees working on the […]

New Nestle chief’s first job: ‘Bring Maggi noodles back’

New Nestle chief's first job: 'Bring Maggi noodles back'

  Nestle , the foods company that has had a 103-year presence in India, is undergoing its worst crisis ever and its new country head is focused on fighting it and emerging stronger. The company’s iconic Maggi noodles — which had a 70 percent market share in its Rs 3,800-crore segment, and which contributed about […]

EU bans 700 generic drugs for manipulation of trials by GVK

EU bans 700 generic drugs for manipulation of trials by GVK

  The European Union has banned the marketing of around 700 generic medicines for alleged manipulation of clinical trials conducted by India’s pharmaceutical research company GVK Biosciences. The largest EU-wide suspension of sales and distribution of generic drugs ordered by the European Commission will come into effect on August 21 and it will be applicable […]

UP FDA finds detergent in Mother Dairy milk sample

UP FDA finds detergent in Mother Dairy milk sample

The UP Food and Drug Administration today said it has found detergent in one of the samples of milk picked from Mother Dairy’s collection centres, a claim contested by the Delhi-based company. “Results showed that the samples were sub-standard and one of the two contained detergent,” UP FDA official in Agra, Ram Naresh Yadav, told […]

ITC to remove “no added MSG” disclaimer from Yippee

Diversified business conglomerate ITC would remove the disclaimer “no added MSG” from packets of its instant noodles sold under Sunfeast Yippee brand following recent directions by the central food safety regulator FSSAI. According to the company, under the Food Safety Standards Act, if a manufacturer adds MSG (Monosodium glutamate) in its product, then only the […]

Live worms found in Nestle Cerelac

Live worms found in Nestle Cerelac

Live worms were found in a packet of Nestle Cerelac baby food bought by an IT professional in Coimbatore for his one-year-old son. S Sriram, an IT professional, bought a packet of Nestle Cerelac from a medical shop at Perur here on Sunday. His wife opened the packet on Monday afternoon and found several red […]

Maggi ban hits 1,500 Nestle employees

Maggi ban hits 1,500 Nestle employees

The ban on Nestle’s Maggi brand and its recall have affected close to 1,500 direct employees of the company involved in the production of the instant noodles, a top executive said. Nestle is relocating some of these employees to manufacture other items like dairy products, ketchup and infant nutrition. Most of the employees, who have […]

ITC tells Maggi lovers: Yippee, we are safe!

ITC tells Maggi lovers: Yippee, we are safe!

Even as instant noodles in India are going through a difficult phase with vanishing act from shelves of stores all around, ITC is doubling up its efforts to divert customer loyalty from Maggi noodles to its Yippee! brand of noodles. Retailers and distributors have been given handouts by ITC stating that Sunfeast Yippie! Noodles are […]

ITC says Yippee noodles has passed lead test

ITC says Yippee noodles has passed lead test

ITC, makers of Sunfeast Yippee noodles, on Thursday said its brand has passed the lead test and the company does not add MSG as an ingredient. “We learn from news reports in Gujarat today, that a sample of Sunfeast Yippee! noodles has passed the lead test,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. It said […]

FDA Maharashtra awaiting results on Maggi

FDA Maharashtra awaiting results on Maggi

The state branch of Food and Drug Administration is awaiting results of a series of tests on FMCG product, Maggi noodles, to ascertain the quantity of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) following similar tests in Uttar Pradesh that led to a recall of two lakh packets. Dr Harshdeep Kamble, FDA commissioner, said, “The packets analysed […]

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