Four states impose ban on Maggi: As it happened

Last Updated: Jun 05, 2015, 00:53 AM IST

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  • Chicken variant of Maggi noodles banned for 30 days in Assam: Principal Secretary for Health.
  • Nestle India releases on its website test results of Maggi noodle samples from the food laboratories showing that the lead quantity in the noodles is below the levels prescribed by FSSAI.

Also Read: Lab results show Maggi complies with FSSAI norms: Nestle

  • Maggi samples collected from Delhi have been sent for health safety standard tests to labs accredited & recognized by Govt of India.
  • Tamil Nadu government bans sale, storage and manufacturing of Maggi and three other brands of noodles for three months.
  • Even as some states have banned Maggi noodles, Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) is awaiting report of samples before taking any decision in this regard.
  • Sale of Maggi noodles banned in Jammu and Kashmir for one month: Government

Also ReadJammu and Kashmir government bans Maggi noodles for one month

  • The central government seeks reports from all states on the controversy over the quality of Maggi noodles, Health Minister JP Nadda said on Thursday.

Also Read: Centre seeks report on Maggi from states

  • Meanwhile, our neighbouring country Nepal has also decided to impose a ban on importing and selling of Maggi, in its market for an undefined period.
  • Chhattisgarh food department raids Nestle Carrying and Forwarding Agency in Raipur
  • Reports expected by tomorrow, action to be taken accordingly: Maharashtra government
  • Two other States have sent us reports; They have been requested to send us proper reports again, this might take 2-3 days more: YS Malik
  • We have also received reports from Goa which were found to be inappropriate: YS Maik
  • The reports from Delhi and Kerala are absolutely authentic: YS Malik, CEO FSSAI

Also Read: Tests of Maggi noodles by Delhi, Kerala authentic: FSSAI

  • Rajasthan government on Thursday started inspection and sample collection of Maggi noodles from markets across the state, following reports of high lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) content in the popular snack.

Also Read: Rajasthan starts taking Maggi samples for testing

  • Chhattisgarh food department raids Nestle Carrying and Forwarding Agency in Raipur  
  • The Gujarat government on Thursday bans Maggi noodles in the state for one month after the samples tested were found with high contents of lead. Gujarat becomes the third state to ban the popular snack after Delhi and Uttarakhand.

Also ReadGujarat bans sale of Maggi for a month

  • Action to be taken after assessment of results, says Paswan.

Also Read: Maggi controversy: Action sure if samples found unsafe, says Paswan

  • ​​It is the first time after Independence that suo moto control in such matter is taken and case is referred to National Commission: RV Paswan
  • ​​There should be extra carefull when it comes to ready-to-eat products, says Paswan.  
  • ​​This is a serious issue and states are looking into the matter, says Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
  • ​​Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan holds press conference over Maggi issue in Delhi.
  • Mumbai retailers' organisation orders all members to immediately stop selling Maggi noodles till the air over its safety aspects is cleared.

Also Read: Mumbai retailers stop Maggi sales

  • We are yet to discuss the Maggi issue and will let you know as soon as we decide something, says Yudhvir Singh Malik, FSSAI CEO
  • No decision has been taken on Maggi noodles as yet, says FSSAI.
  • Puducherry government sends samples of Maggi for lab tests.

Also read: Puducherry govt sends Maggi samples for tests

  • We will take actions according to the reports that will come in, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Maggi issue.

Also Read: Action regarding Maggi after lab reports: Nitish Kumar

  • Kerala collects samples of other noodle brands for testing.
  • Arunachal Pradesh sends samples of Maggi for testing in Guwahati.

Also Read: Arunachal Pradesh sends Maggi noodles for analysis

  • Children stage protest against Maggi, burn its packets in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • FSSAI will submit report on Maggi controversy to Centre today.
  • Maggi samples in Maharashtra, Harayana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to be retested.
  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will take a further call on Maggi after the sample reports come in.
  • FSSAI holds meet with Food Safety Commissioners of all states to discuss Maggi issue.
  • Uttarakhand bans the sale of Maggi with samples of the popular food product failing laboratory tests.

Also read: Maggi banned in Uttarkhand

  • No monosodium glutamate (MSG) added in Maggi, reiterates Maggi India.
  • FSSAI has ordered country-wide test on all variants of Maggi.
  • In the wake of samples of Maggi instant noodles being found to contain an excess of lead, the Shiv Sena has called for the monitoring and supervision of ready-to-cook foods. According to reports, the party termed the reports 'disturbing' for consumers, especially parents, and has raised the question of why quality control was not done till now. The Shiv Sena further stated that several generations had suffered due to these lapses.

Also Read: Need for monitoring, supervision of ready-to-cook foods: Shiv Sena

  • Health Minister JP Nadda likely to hold meeting with officials today regarding Maggi issue.
  • The Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI) will meet Food Safety Commissioners of all states in Delhi today.
  • The Jharkhand government will take a call on Maggi noodles issue today amid reports of several states sending samples of the noodles for testing.

Also Read: Jharkhand government likely to take call on Maggi noodles issue today

  • Army pulls Maggi off canteen.

Earlier development

The government on Wednesday filed a complaint against Nestle India with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), following the controversy over samples of Maggi noodles containing lead beyond permissible limits.

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told reporters that the NCDRC will probe the matter and take appropriate action.

He said the government, for the first time, was taking action under Section 12-1-D of the Consumer Protection Act, under which both Centre and states have powers to file complaints.

He said as there would be delay in getting the reports from food safety watchdog FSSAI (Food Safety Standards Authority of India) and since it concerned consumers' health, the government decided to file a written complaint before the NCDRC.

Paswan said he did not know what will be the outcome of the FSSAI reports.

"If the FSSAI reports are found to be positive, it is a very serious issue," he said.

The minister defended FSSAI over the Maggi noodles controversy, and said if a company violated the standards, the regulator cannot be responsible for it.

Asked whether FSSAI was responsible for not checking the quality of Maggi, he said: "After getting licence, if someone does wrong and misleads the consumer, how can FSSAI be held responsible?"

He also said that until the inquiry was complete, the government cannot take action either against the company or the brand ambassadors.

The Delhi government on Wednesday banned Maggi noodles for 15 days in the capital, after 10 of 13 samples were found to contain more than the permissible quantity of lead.

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