In wake of samples of Maggi noodles being found to contain an excess of lead, Gujarat Health Minister Nitin Patel on Thursday announced a ban of one month on instant noodles.
After Delhi and Uttarakhand, Gujarat has become the third state to ban the sale of Maggi.
“Maggi has been banned for a month in Gujarat,” Patel told media here.
Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday had said that the government has decided to file a complaint regarding Maggi issue with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to further investigate the matter as the FSSAI reports might take some time to come.
A case was lodged earlier against Nestle India by the UP food regulator FSDA in a local court at Bara banki in Uttar Pradesh over safety standards of its Maggi, while actors Amitabh Bachhan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta were also separately dragged to court for promoting the ‘two-minute’ noodles brand.