Maggi controversy: Gujarat Govt bans 2-minute noodles for 30 days

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Gandhinagar, Jun 4: The Gujarat FDA on Thursday banned Maggi noodles for 30 days after samples of the popular snack food failed tests.

The Gujarat health minister told the media of the development after 27 out of 39 samples were detected with objectionable levels of metallic lead, among other things.

Gujarat bans Maggi for 30 days

People held protests against the multinational Nestle which manufactures Maggi brand of noodles and shopkeepers withdrew the brand from shelves in the state.

The Nepal government has decided to impose a ban on importing and selling of Indian noodle brand, Maggi, in its market for an undefined period.

[More trouble for Maggi: After India, Nepal bans import, sale of 2-minute noodles]

With noodles being a very popular dish in the Himalayan nation, Maggi, along with other domestic noodles, is likely to face strong food quality checks, officials here said.


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