Two days after Maggi samples passed all the tests in three laboratories designated by Bombay high court, Karnataka and Gujarat governments said they would lift the ban on the Nestle product.
The issue of MSG
Karnataka minister UT Khader said lack of clarity upon the permissible limits of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead “forced” the government to withdraw the ban on Maggi. Gujarat’s Food and Drugs Control Administration (FDCA) commisisoner HG Koshia said, “FDCA had lifted the ban on Maggi in Gujarat during August after the Bombay High Court passed an order to lift the ban across India. We took the decision based on the court order.”
Maggi found safe
All the 90 Maggi samples, covering 6 variants, tested by these laboratories were found safe with lead much below the permissible limits. As reported by The Times of India earlier, Nestle India had conducted over 3,500 tests representing over 200 million packs at nationally and internationally accredited laboratories. All tests cleared Maggi as safe for consumption. In addition to these, various countries including USA, UK, Singapore, Australia and others have found Maggi noodles manufactured in India safe for consumption. However, the Maharashtra government has decided to drag Nestle India to Supreme Court despite lifting of the ban by Bombay HC.
(Originally published in the Times of India | With inputs from PTI)