Coimbatore, June 2: Nestle India's troubles seem never-ending. After the Maggi controversy, the company has now been sued for its milk powder. Close to a dozen of live larvae were found in a packet of Nestle's milk powder in Tamil Nadu.
The larvae were found by a taxi driver K Prem Ananth who had bought the Nestle NAN PRO 3 for his twin babies. On complaining to Nestle over a voice message, they sent a representative to pick uo the sample. However, Ananth refused to send it back, suspecting that the investigation by Nestle would not be unbiased.
On April 29, the man went to the Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration Department (Food Safety Wing) in Coimbatore and submitted the samples for testing.
Test results showed that the milk powder did not conform to the food standards as it contained live insects. Now Ananth has complained to the Food Safety Cell.
The food safety officer, however, said finding larvae in milk powder does not mean that all Nestle products are bad. The controversy erupts amid debate over the excessive MSG levels in Maggi, another product of Nestle.