The Undoing of Nestle in India
But it gets worse. In this rather sordid tale of one multinational trying to save its name after it has realised it was caught red-handed doing something wrong, Nestle started making claims about India in general. Stories appeared in Western Press, no doubt fed by Corporate PR, that banning Maggi is nothing but the traditional male domination reasserting itself, as they want the women to lose their freedom afforded by 2-minute food (see here) When the American regulators caught up and banned the snack from entering United States, Nestle claimed that the exported batch may actually be fake. What started as a food having inappropriate level of Lead and MSG, has now become a full scale Nestle versus India battle, so that the company can save its image by making India a male-dominated, inefficient bureaucrat-led, fake product exporting country!