Reiterating that its MAGGI Pazzta is 100 percent safe, Nestle India said that Lucknow-based National Foods Analysis Laboratory and its reports can not be relied upon.

"The media reports also mention that the tests have been conducted at National Foods Analysis Laboratory, Lucknow. The laboratory is not National Accreditation Board For Testing And Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited nor is notified by FSSAI. The results of the laboratories which are not accredited cannot be relied upon," said a Nestle India spokesperson.

The company further added that it came to know about the alleged presence of lead in its pasta through media reports only, and it is investigating these claims.

"We have not received any formal notification from the authorities in UP or from the FSSAI about such test results," he said adding, "We will work with the authorities to resolve the situation as quickly as possible."

Yesterday, a UP state government official has claimed that they had found presence of lead in Nestle's Pazzta beyond permissible limits.

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