New Delhi: In the backdrop of safety concerns over Maggi noodles, the country-wide network of 1500 Central Police Canteens (CPCs) catering to central paramilitary personnel have already discontinued Nestle India's products after detecting alleged irregularities in their packaging.
Officials said Nestle India was "taken off" the empanelled list of brands of these facilities after a CPC canteen in Dehradun detected that the stickers displaying manufacturing date of a particular children's supplement were allegedly tampered with.
"All Nestle products were barred from being listed on CPC network about two months ago. The firm and its products are no long procured for these canteens that serve over 8 lakh central police personnel drawn from forces like CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB and NSG," a senior officer supervising the CPC network said.
The officer said some state police departments were also beings served through this network which comprises 119 master canteens and 1,373 subsidiary canteens across India. "A new MoU with Nestle will only be made by CPC after getting due clearances from the Ministry of Home Affairs," the officer said.