That resulted in a nationwide recall of the products which authorities deemed "unsafe and hazardous." Goa's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) said it had sent Maggi samples to a government-approved laboratory for testing in June following the recall, resulting in the first such ruling since the noodles were pulled from stores.
"This is a total report and the lab testing shows that Maggi samples are in compliance with thefood safety standards as per the Food Safety and Standards Rules," Goa FDA director Salim Veljee said by phone. "Lead is below permissible limits."Nestle India Ltd did not immediately respond to request for comment on the FSSAI statement. It had declined to comment on the Goa state authorities' safety ruling earlier in the day. Nestle India shares ended up 7.7 percent versus a 0.6 percent rise in the broader market. It reported a second-quarter loss last Wednesday after a plunge in sales following the recall.
"Nestle India is making all efforts and will continue to engage with authorities to bring MaggiNoodles back on the shelves," Managing Director Suresh Narayanan said last week.