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Maggi controversy: Congress defends Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Madhuri Dixit


Jamshedpur, June 9: Congress today defended the Bollywood stars for endorsing Nestle company’s product Maggi, stating that the actors endorsed the product probably due to lack of knowledge about the presence of the lead content in it.

Action should be taken against the Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta, had they endorsed the Nestle product knowing the presence of lead content and MSG more than the prescribed level, AICC spokesman Dr. Ajoy Kumar said.

Cong defends B'wood stars on Maggi issue.
Addressing a press conference here, Kumar said the actors lacked knowledge about the presence of the hazardous ingredients while endorsing Maggi.

Also read: The Maggi controversy: What is MSG?

If they endorsed the product unknowingly about the level of lead content, Kumar said the TV channels and news dailies should also be punished for promoting the product.

Kumar, however, admitted that presence of monosodium glutamate (MSG) more than the prescribed level was harmful to health.

Also read: Maggi row: Court directs FIR against Amitabh, Madhuri, Preity

Meanwhile, several states have banned sale of Maggi following the detection of MSG and lead content more than the prescribed level in the country.


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