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Maggi banned in Meghalaya

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, June 23 � The Meghalaya government has banned Maggi noodles in the State for two months after Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) was found in the samples.

Y Tsering, Commissioner of Food Safety, said, �Chicken Maggi and Maggi 2-Minutes Noodle (Chicken)� tested positive for MSG which is prohibited to be used as additive in pastas and noodles as per regulations.

MSG has been declared �unsafe� under the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006. Therefore, under relevant clauses of the Act, manufacture, storage, transportation, distribution and sale of Maggi, manufactured by Nestle, has been prohibited initially for a period of 60 days.

The Meghalaya government had earlier sent 47 samples of Maggi to the Public Health Laboratory in Guwahati. Apart from this, the government also sent packaged food samples of 10 different companies for test to ascertain whether they are also safe for consumption.

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Maggi banned in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, June 23 � The Meghalaya government has banned Maggi noodles in the State for two months after Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) was found in the samples.

Y Tsering, Commissioner of Food Safety, said, �Chicken Maggi and Maggi 2-Minutes Noodle (Chicken)� tested positive for MSG which is prohibited to be used as additive in pastas and noodles as per regulations.

MSG has been declared �unsafe� under the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006. Therefore, under relevant clauses of the Act, manufacture, storage, transportation, distribution and sale of Maggi, manufactured by Nestle, has been prohibited initially for a period of 60 days.

The Meghalaya government had earlier sent 47 samples of Maggi to the Public Health Laboratory in Guwahati. Apart from this, the government also sent packaged food samples of 10 different companies for test to ascertain whether they are also safe for consumption.