NPR News:India Orders Nestlé To Stop Selling Some Noodle Soup Products

After wrestling with India's regulatory bodies over the safety of some of its products, Nestlé India says it will abide by a ban and pull its noodle soup products from shelves.

"The trust of our consumers and the safety of our products is our first priority," the company said in a statement on Friday. "Unfortunately, recent developments and unfounded concerns about the product have led to an environment of confusion for the consumer, to such an extent that we have decided to withdraw the product off the shelves, despite the product being safe."

India's Food Safety and Standards Authority said that the soups were "unsafe and hazardous for human consumption" because testing found that the lead content in some Maggi soups samples was about seven times higher than is permissible.

Nestlé argued that Indian authorities had not tested the samples properly.

The Financial Times reports:

The BBC has a bit of background on the Maggi stronghold in India: