Mumbai, June 2: Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who is in the midst of a controversy for endorsing Maggi noodles, met officials of Nestle and later said they assured her that there would be no compromise on the quality of the popular snack which is under the scanner. [Madhuri Dixit served legal notice over Maggi endorsement]
The 48-year-old Bollywood actress was slapped with a notice by the Haridwar Food and Drug Administration that asked her to explain within 15 days certain claims that were made in the advertisement regarding the nutrition value of the '2-minute noodles'. [Extra cautious with endorsements, says Amitabh Bachchan]
Having been assured by Nestle officials, Madhuri took to twitter to share her reactions regarding the whole controversy. Here's what she tweeted while defending Maggi noodles and her association with the brand.
Nestle has reassured me that they adhere to stringent testing for quality and safety and are working with the authorities closely.— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) May 30, 2015
Nestle explained that they always place the consumer first and have the highest quality standards. (2/3)— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) May 30, 2015
Like most of India, I have enjoyed Maggi noodles for years. I was very concerned after recent reports and met with the Nestle team (1/3).— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) May 30, 2015
Maggi recently came under the scanner after samples collected by Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration were reported to be containing Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) and lead more than the permissible limits. Nestle India was asked to withdraw a batch of the popular snack from the market by the authorities in Uttar Pradesh recently.
Disputing the claim, Nestle India had said, "The company does not agree with the order and is filing the requisite representations with the authorities."