Bengaluru, June 19: Days after 2-minute noodles Maggi were banned and took off the market, concerned authorities have now found a unique way to utilise it. The Maggi noodles are now being used as an alternative fuel in cement plants.
As per a report published in News Minute, tonnes of Maggi packets are being incinerated at the ACC cement factory at Wadi in Karnataka's Kalaburgi district. It also carried a video of the same.
The Kalaburgi area's factory's chief safety officer RS Biradar was quoted by News Minute as saying, "Maggi is crushed to 40mm pieces and it is mixed with other waste material such as rice chaff and then fed into the boiler to be used as fuel."
Nestle India is in the process of destroying Maggi instant noodles worth Rs 320 crore after it was banned by central food safety regulator FSSAI due to presence of lead and taste enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) beyond permissible limits.
The company had last week said it is in the process of withdrawing the stock of Maggi from markets, factories and distribution and destroying it.
On June 5, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned Maggi directing Nestle to immediately withdraw and recall all nine variants of Maggi instant noodles from market.