We have given Nestle 15 days to replace Maggi noodles stock: Satyendra Jain

By: | Published: June 3, 2015 9:07 PM

Delhi's Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday said the city government has given Nestle 15 days to replace existing stocks of their noodle brand Maggi after reports surfaced of it containing mono-sodium glutamate and lead beyond permissible limits.

Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday said the city government has given Nestle 15 days to replace existing stocks of their noodle brand Maggi after reports surfaced of it containing mono-sodium glutamate and lead beyond permissible limits.

“Today morning, some officials form Nestle came to give reports, but we were not satisfied with the submission. As per a preliminary report, the quantity of lead found in Maggi is more than the permissible limit. It should be 2.25, but was found in much more quantity than that,” Jain told media here.

“The government has imposed a ban on the sale of Maggi for 15 days and the company has been directed to remove their stock from markets in Delhi. The new stock is to be brought in only after proper checking. I have directed that samples be taken from all brands available in the market and any sort of manipulation with the food products will not be tolerated,” he added.

“Fifteen days time has been given to remove their stock from markets in Delhi and replace it with new stock after the given time,” he added.

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