A sample test conducted by Uttar Pradesh food safety officials found that Nestle’s Maggi noodles contain more percentage of ash than permitted by the regulations. However, the company has denied the accusation, stating that the claim is based on the wrong standard.
Nestlé's sales from Asia, Oceania and Africa (AOA) region went down 3% and the company whose brands range from Nescafe and KitKat to Perrier has less sales growth forecast for 2015 to around 4.5%. This is way back below its broader objective of 5 to 6% growth in the succeeding years.
Nestle India Ltd will focus on growing its dairy, coffee and confectionary businesses, its new boss said, as the company battles to bring back its popular Maggi noodles that were pulled from shelves over safety concerns.