Ban on Maggi likely in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, May 22: A ban order may be put on the sale of Maggi, one of the favourite noodles that everyone like, in Odisha as the product contains seven times more lead and a food additive than it should have.

The state government on Thursday ordered for a sample test of the product. The move came after the Uttar Pradesh government restricted on the selling of product of about 2 lakh packs after the finding that it has higher than permitted levels of lead and food additive.

The Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration (UPFDA) has asked the Nestle India to withdraw a batch of maggi manufactured in Feb 2014 after a test that showed that it had high levels of added monosodium glutamate, which is the taste enhancer.

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