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Goa FDA asks Nestle to recall Maggi stock from 709 outlets

PTI 09 Jun 2015, 15:07:30 IST

Panaji: The Food and Drugs Administration in Goa has asked Nestle company to recall all the stock of Maggi noodles from 709 outlets across the state by this evening, which would be destroyed in presence of authorities a week later.

FDA has issued these instructions to Nestle which has its production unit at Bicholim town, 40 kms away from here.

"Till last evening, 9,600 kilograms of Maggi noodle packets were withdrawn from the shelves. More are likely to get off the shelves today. The stock from all the 709 outlets would be withdrawn," FDA Director Salim Velji told PTI today.

He said the recall has been ordered as per the instructions of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which has issued circulars to all the states.

However, we have no orders from the state government, Velji said.