Delhi Government bans sale of Maggi for 15 days

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After finding monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead content beyond permissible limits, the Delhi government has decided to ban the sale of Maggi for a period of 15 days.

Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain, had sent Maggi packets for testing the permissible levels of lead. The result obtained was negative, as the lead content found in the packets was much higher than prescribed 2.5 parts per million (PPM).

An official on behalf of Satyender Jain, told Tehelka, that the sale of Maggi has been stopped in Delhi following the results that came yesterday. “After the meeting with the Nestle officials, it has been decided that we will stop the sales for 15 days after which Nestle will be providing a new batch of packets for sale, which will be tested again.”

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had asked all states to test samples of the product at laboratories authorized by the government .

Officials in other states like, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, have also sent samples for testing at government labs.

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