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Tripura, Assam Bans Maggi; Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh Sends Samples for Testing

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  June 7, 2015 at 8:14 AM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Following an order by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) imposing a country-wide ban on Maggi noodles, Tripura also declared a ban on Maggi on Friday, June 5, 2015. Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh governments have sent samples for testing.
Tripura, Assam Bans Maggi; Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh Sends Samples for Testing
Tripura, Assam Bans Maggi; Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh Sends Samples for Testing
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Despite the ban, all categories of Nestle's food items, including Maggi noodles, were available in the markets on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Tripura's health and family welfare department said, "Following the order of the FSSAI, the Tripura government has banned Nestle's Maggi noodles in the state with immediate effect. The Tripura government had sent the samples of the noodles to Pune-based central food laboratory."

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According to separate official releases from the states, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh governments have also sent samples to Guwahati-based Public Health Laboratory for testing. In Dimapur, the Nagaland government asked people not to buy Maggi noodles till further notice.

The directorate of health and family welfare directed all medical and food safety officers to carry out inspections and collect samples of Maggi noodles and send them to the laboratory for analysis. The Assam government on Friday, June 5, 2015, banned the sale of Maggi Xtra, chicken noodles marketed by Nestle India in the state, for 30 days.

Source: Medindia
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