02 June 2015

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Delhi result high lead content found in Maggi unsafe to eat

Delhi result high lead content found in Maggi unsafe to eat

The laboratory tests of Maggie noodles conducted by the Delhi government has been found to contain high quantities of lead and is unsafe for consumption.

A preliminary report said that 10 out of 13 packets tested replicated the results.
Now government will form a committee to decide on the next course of action after it gets detailed final results

It all started after the Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) ordered the recall of a 200,000-pack batch of noodles at the end of April after a spot check showed elevated levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer, and lead 17 times above the permissible limit.

Food inspectors of Uttar Pradesh found eight times as much lead as it should. An order was passed to pull the packets of the particular batch tested off the shelves.

Food and civil supplies minister Anoop Jacob has ordered the withdrawal of all existing stock of Maggi noodles from the outlets following complaints against the product

Kerala government also decided to withdraw Maggi from all the government outlets.

Kerala government has ordered the company authorities to take back their stock of Maggi immediately.

Bihar court ordered that a First Information Report, or FIR, be registered against Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta, who have featured in the Maggi advertisements.

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