Nestle manufacturers Maggi noodles at its plants in Nanjangud (Karnataka), Moga (Punjab) Bicholim (Goa) and Tahliwal and Pantnagar in Himachal Pradesh.

Last week, the Swiss food major had started production of Maggi noodles from its fourth plant at Pantnagar in Uttarakhand.

In June, FSSAI had banned Maggi noodles, saying it was 'unsafe and hazardous' for consumption after finding lead content beyond permissible limits.

Nestle India, which took a hit of Rs 450 crore including destroying over 30,000 tonnes of the instant noodles since June when it was banned because of alleged excessive lead content, had stated that it would continue with the existing formula of the product and would not change the ingredients.

Reeling under the Maggi ban, Nestle India had on October 29 reported 60.1 percent decline in standalone net profit at Rs 124.20 crore for the third quarter ended September 2015.

Its net sales had declined 32.12 percent to Rs 1,736.20 crore as against Rs 2,557.80 crore of the July-September quarter a year ago.

It had reported a standalone loss of Rs 64.40 crore in the second quarter (April-June) for the first time in last 15 years due to the ban on Maggi.

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