Karnataka, Gujarat Lift Maggi Ban

The path for Maggi seems to be smoothing up with Gujarat, Karnataka lifting bans.

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Maggi packets displayed on the shelves. (Photo: PTI)

State governments of Gujarat and Karnataka have lifted ban on Maggi after the snack has cleared laboratory tests following the instructions of the Bombay High Court.

The two-minute noodles was taken off market over presence of excessive lead.

We have received test results from all three laboratories mandated by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court to test Maggi Noodles samples. All the 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by these laboratories are clear with lead much below the permissible limits.
— Nestle India had said in a statement.

In addition to the tests conducted in three labs here (Punjab, Hyderabad and Jaipur), samples were also sent to USA, UK, Singapore and Australia among others who had labelled the Maggi samples to be safe for consumption.

Central government’s Food Safety Standards Authority of India had banned Maggi noodles after tests suggested the presence of lead beyond permissible limit.

As a result, the company withdrew the popular noodles variant from the Indian market following which Nestle India had challenged the ban by FSSAI in the Bombay High Court. Read the full report here.

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