Hyderabad: An image of beef-flavoured Maggi noodles is going viral on social media. Netizens were surprised to see that their favourite brand of noodles is introducing beef flavor in the Indian market. One Twitter user tweeted, “@NestleIndia What is this @MaggiIndia? Are you serving beef? If it’s true, I will never eat any #Nestleindia products (sic).”
— HackerAmit🖱ਅਮਿਤ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ (@Amit1719march) March 12, 2020
Many had similar questions. Another user tweeted, “@NestleIndia Are you selling this beef flavour Maggi noodles in India? (sic)”
— Navneet Sinha (@MODIfiedNavneet) March 11, 2020
The same queries have been shared in Telugu, too.
Maggi, a product of Nestle, is sold not only in India but in many other countries. The image that has been going viral is NOT one of the Nestle products that is sold in India. The above claim is FALSE.
We even found a Malaysian website featuring Maggi beef flavor cup noodles.
However, when we searched Maggi’s India website, we found they have only chicken noodles in the non-vegetarian section.
The official Facebook page of Maggi also mentioned only chicken products on their products page.
The official Twitter account of Nestle, @NestleIndiaCare, clarified that they do not sell any beef products in India. “Hi, we would like to inform you that MAGGI Noodles manufactured and sold by Nestlé India does not contain beef or any form of beef flavor (sic),” Nestle India tweeted.
Hi, we would like to inform you that MAGGI Noodles manufactured and sold by Nestlé India does not contain beef or any form of beef flavor.
— We Care At Nestlé (@NestleIndiaCare) March 11, 2020
Hence, the claim that Nestle is selling beef-flavored Maggi in India is FALSE. The viral image is NOT a product that Nestle sells in India. However, it is sold in other countries.