Bengaluru, May 21: Maggi noodles, an instant food product which has been India's identity for a long time, have been found to be containing dangerous levels of lead and authorities have decided to recall a batch of the product from shops across the country.
It has been said that the food product has a lead concentration of 17.2 parts per million, which is nearly seven times more than the permissible limit.
However, the recent times have seen quite a few cases of recall besides Maggi. Let's have a look:
Maggi faces a ban
Added monosodium glutamate and high lead content have made the Maggi look not so friendly as it was once for consumption. The 2-minute instant food product now faces a ban.
Harbhajan Singh, who will turn 35 this year, has been recalled for the one-off Test match against Bangladesh next month. The Sardar was ecstatic but not everybody was convinced. Is taking wickets in T20 cricket a yardstick to judge Test-playing capacity, they asked. Nonetheless, we congratulate Harbhajan and wish for his 414th wicket in Test career.
IPL recalled Azhar Mahmood
Mahmood, a former Pakistani all-rounder, was suddenly recalled to play in the Indian Premier League but KKR, the team which showed the generosity to do so, paid a heavy price. Mahmood gave off 41 runs in 3 overs in a key match against the RR and scored just 6.
World's biggest auto recall
Japanese airbag maker Takata recalled a record 34 million cars provided with defective airbags. However, the firm is facing a big challenge the fix the issue.
Recalling ice-creams with contamination
USA-based Blue Bell Ice Cream recalled all its frozen products over a potential listeria contamination, which can cause serious contaminations.