KUALA LUMPUR – Maggi instant mee sold in the country is manufactured locally and not imported from India, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said the Health Ministry conducts regular food safety checks on the factories involved in manufacturing the product.
“…the factories concerned have taken all steps necessary to ensure their food products are safe for human consumption,” he said in a statement here Wednesday.
The statement was issued in response to media reports that India had temporarily banned the sale of Maggi instant mee in the country after finding the lead content to be above the permissible level.
Dr Noor Hisham added that the ministry’s monitoring also did not find instant mee products of the various brands sold in the country to have lead content above the level permitted by the Food Regulations Act 1985.
As such, he said consumers need not worry about consuming instant mee products sold in the country.