Nestle India on Monday relaunched its popular Maggi noodles in India, five months after they were banned due to alleged presence of excessive lead content.

Besides, the Swiss food major has partnered with online marketplace Snapdeal for the rollout.

"Most states do not have a ban on sale of Maggi noodles. For states where specific directions are required, we are engaging with them," Nestle India said in a BSE filing.

The company is presently manufacturing Maggi noodles at three locations - Nanjangud (Karnataka), Moga (Punjab) and Bicholim (Goa).

Nestle India said all samples of Maggi Noodles Masala have been cleared by three National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories-accredited labs as mandated by the Bombay High Court.

The Swiss food major has also partnered with online marketplace Snapdeal for the rollout.

“The rollout has begun today. It has been a challenging period for the Nestle organisation, and therefore, there is a feeling of satisfaction at bringing back Maggi noodles to the market,” Nestle India said in a regulatory filing.