Is there lead in MAGGI noodles?

An open packet of Maggi 2-Minute Noodles, manufactured by Nestle India Ltd., are arranged for a photograph inside a general store in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Nestle, one of India's biggest processed food makers, slid to the lowest in a month after a complaint was filed in a local court over lead levels in its Maggi instant noodles. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Nestlé India finds themselves defending against accusations of lead being present in their MAGGI noodles. Defending lawyers said that the amount of lead in MAGGI's noodles was “below detectable limits,” going on to say that “there is lead present everywhere… the permissible scientific a limit is up to 2.5 parts per million.” When asked why anyone should eat anything with lead in it, Nestlé said, “We do not add any lead to the product, and minuscule quantities can come from purely external sources like air, water and grains.”
MAGGI, Nestlé India’s flagship brand, was initially banned by national food regulator FSSAI in 2015, having to destroy more than 30,000 tonnes of MAGGI noodles. The government cleared the brand five months after the ban.
Nestlé India implores that food safety is their number one priority and claim to do more food testing than any other entity in the world.