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Nestle’s Maggi Crisis Deepens as U.S. Starts Testing Samples

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Nestle SA said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is testing samples of imported Maggi noodles after the world’s largest food company halted sales in India when regulators said they contained unhealthy levels of lead.

The FDA is looking into the issue and it’s not clear right now if products in the U.S. are affected by India’s recall, Jennifer Corbett Dooren, a spokeswoman at the regulator, said by e-mail Thursday. Nestle doesn’t directly sell or distribute Maggi noodles in the U.S. and they’re only offered by retailers or third parties that import the product, the company said.