The Delhi government today announced a conditional 15-day ban on Maggi instant noodle after a meeting with Nestle officials.
Announcing the ban of the product, with immediate effect, Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain said tests have showned high level of lead in Maggi noodle.
Jain also said that the government will conduct similar checks on such noddle brands produced by different companies.
“The government has asked Nestle to replace all stocks of Maggi currently stocked. Fresh stocks will be tested after 15 days,” Jain said during a press conference in New Delhi.
ARMY SUSPENDS ORDER
Meanwhile, the Indian Army which is one of the biggest consumer of Maggi has suspended orders for its canteens. The army said that it will wait for government’s decision fresh orders after test reports.
Reports coming in also said that Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab and West Bengal have ordered tests on Maggi samples.