Nestlé Philippines Inc. Recalls Maggi Noodles

NoodlesThe Philippines Department of Health has strongly recommended the population to stop buying Maggi noodles, at least temporarily. The announcement came after a recall from Nestle's local subsidiary on its Maggi Rich Mami Noodles; beef and chicken noodles. The company has discovered that batches of the product were contaminated with salmonella

Eating salmonella contaminated food can cause food poisoning, fever and diarrhea. Salmonella is the most common cause of food poisoning. Human or animal feces can contain and spread the bacteria. Primary findings pointed out that some of the ingredients of the noodles flavoring must have caused the contamination.

According to Nestle, the recall was a precaution to ensure the quality and safety of its products. The Swiss company has a very famous brand of noodles in the Philippines market. After routine tests, which found salmonella traces in some of the noodle samples, the company has done the recall. The company also announced that up to now no report of infection from consumers has been received. The volume of products which was pulled from the shelves was not disclosed by the company.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the conduct of the company by doing a voluntary recall and having immediately conducted investigations to find out the cause of the noodles’ contamination.