Gujarat bans Maggi for 30 days

Gandhinagar, June 4 (IANS) The Gujarat FDA on Thursday banned Maggi noodles for 30 days after samples of the popular snack food failed tests.

The Gujarat health minister told the media of the development after 27 out of 39 samples were detected with objectionable levels of metallic lead, among other things.

People held protests against the multinational Nestle which manufactures Maggi brand of noodles and shopkeepers withdrew the brand from shelves in the state.

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