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820 kg of Maggi noodles seized in Ahmedabad

PTI 05 Jun 2015, 22:57:01 PM IST
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Ahmedabad:  Following imposition of one-month ban on Maggi by the Gujarat government, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation today raided 1,296 shops in the city and seized more than 820 kgs of the instant noodles of the company.

"Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation today raided over 1,269 units in the city and seized 820.6 kg stock of Maggi noodles," an official statement said.

The Gujarat government yesterday banned sale, procurement and distribution of Maggi noodles after the tests results showed presence of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and higher-than-prescribed lead levels in samples.

A sample each of instant noodles of Sunfeast and S K Foods too were tested. Following which, S K Foods noodles were also banned for one month as a high lead content beyond 4 part per million (ppm) was found in the sample.  

The AMC health department has also issued notice to around 403 shops and imposed a fine of Rs 36,100 in total for improper storage, lack of hygiene, etc.