So Now There’s Ash in Maggi. What Next, Nestlé?

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So Now There’s Ash in Maggi. What Next, Nestlé?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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wo years ago, when I found out that Maggi contained excessive lead, it didn’t bother me much. My love for Maggi masala was greater than my worry about food hazards. Besides, I used to chew pencils in school anyway.

But people were going on and on about how the masala contained lead and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in excess. That should have been a red flag, since it is now known that all MSGs are hazardous to the human race. At home, I got lectures from mom to switch to Patanjali noodles and on the playground, Ramen fanboys had their 15 seconds of fame with “told you Ramen was better” banter.

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