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Haryana health minister orders lifting of Maggi noodle samples for testing

The BJP Government in Haryana on Tuesday ordered random lifting of Maggi noodles's samples from across the state for laboratory testing after allegations of lapses in food safety standards came to the fore.

punjab Updated: Jun 02, 2015 17:00 IST

The BJP Government in Haryana on Tuesday ordered random lifting of Maggi noodles's samples from across the state for laboratory testing after allegations of lapses in food safety standards came to the fore.

"We have taken cognizance of reports of alleged lapses of food safety standards in Maggi noodles. I have ordered my department to lift samples of these noodles from across the state for laboratory testing," Haryana's health minister, Anil Vij told PTI.

Vij said that he has asked the State's director general of health services to direct all chief medical officers in the state to depute staff to lift the samples from every district.

"The samples will be lifted randomly from the districts," Vij said.

When asked where these samples will be tested, Vij said, "We have good laboratories in our state. Moreover, if need arises, we can also get the samples tested from reputed laboratories outside the state as well".

He further said that if lapses in food safety standards are found after the tests, the state government will take strict action.

"In that case, we will ask for withdrawal of all stocks of Maggi noodles from the state," he said.