Maggi Ban: 10,000 Trucks, 6 Cement Plants Used Nestle to Burn Recalled Maggi Noodles

Maggi noodles ban has evoked the nation to be cautious of the fast food and the ready to be packaged foods. Due to the ban on Maggi noodles there has been decline in the sales of Nestle Maggi which is obliging the company to destroy over 27,000 tonnes of recalled Maggi noodles to the incineration centres by 10,000 trucks.

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Nestle Deploys 10,000 Trucks to Destroy 27,000 Tonnes of Recalled Maggi Noodles

Nestle has recalled over 27,000 tonnes of the Maggi Noodles from 3.5 million retailers across the nation to destroy them after following ban due to the excess content of MSG and  high levels of  lead. These recalled Maggi noodles stock from across the nation is believed to last for at least 40 days. Executive vice-president (supply chain), Nestle India, Luca Fichera said “The entire recall process is huge and complex.”

Nestle was directed by the food regulatory department on 5th June 2015 to recall the produced and circulated stock of in the market following confirmation of harmful levels of lead in the ‘two-minute noodles’. Perhaps this might be one of the biggest recalls in Nestlé’s history over 100 year which is being carried out by the 1,600 sales staff and nearly 12,000 people in its distribution network. Nestle would be calling its 27,420 tonnes of Maggi noodles and added to this about 1,422 tonnes of noodles would be destroyed which is presently in its five factories.

Food Regulatory Authority Banned Maggi Noodles on June 5, 2015

After food regulatory department ban over the Maggi noodles Nestle has halted out its production in all its factories. Nestle India, Head of supply chain operations (India) Ashish Pande said “We don’t have enough space available to keep all. We have already taken 12 storage spaces additionally to keep the recalled noodles.” Nestle India is believed to detroyed all its 169 tonnes of Maggi Noodles recalled and the produced ones between 9th June to 13th June 2015 at three cement plants.

Destruction process of the 27,420 tonnes of Maggi noodles involves crushing of noodles, adding the fuel and burning the mix in incinerators. Nestle India is planning to rope in more cement plants to speed up the destruction process for the massive recall of its products in the history. Nestle India, Executive vice-president (supply chain), Luca Fichera said “Once in full swing, all five or six cement plans together will be able to destroy about 700 tonnes of noodles every day.

That’s just the cost of the material.There are costs for logistics, packaging, transport, handling and storage. And, Nestle India is also paying the cement plants for There are costs for logistics, packaging, transport, handling and storage. And, Nestle India is also paying the cement plants for destruction of the noodles. Overall, it’s a huge complex exercise which we have never done before at Nestle India.” Nestle India official records claim that it has been gross loss of ₹320 crore. Stay tuned with us for more info and trending scores. Bookmark us by pressing Ctrl+D in your web browser for easy navigation.

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