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MP: Food and drug dept directs eateries not to serve Maggi

The ban imposed on Maggi by the Madhya Pradesh government on Friday following the result of a lab test has activated the food and drugs department into conducting several raids and tests at retail shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

indore Updated: Jun 06, 2015 17:30 IST
HT Correspondent
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The ban imposed on Maggi by the Madhya Pradesh government on Friday following the result of a lab test has activated the food and drugs department into conducting several raids and tests at retail shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

After traces of MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) were detected in three different samples collected from the city, an advisory is being issued by the food and drugs administration (FDA) asking restaurants and shopkeepers to abstain from serving Maggi to their customers.

It also said that a fine up to Rs 2 lakh will be imposed under the Food Safety and Standard Act-2011 upon anyone who is found serving or selling Maggi.

The samples were collected from Snehlataganj and Saudama Nagar and were sent for testing on May 27. However, no lead contents were found in the report.

The FDA stated that three different percentage and levels of MSG were found in all the samples resulting into a ban. “All the three samples had different levels of MSG. Moreover, on two it was written that it does not contain MSG, while others had no such information.”

Planning to make small teams which will patrol and inspect restaurants, shops and supermarkets to check the sale of Maggi, a rigorous operation will be carried for atleast a week by the department.

“There is still confusion amongst people about the ban. During the campaign of seven days we will work on ensuring that proper restraint is followed,” he added.