GUWAHATI: Assam government today banned the chicken flavoured Maggi for 30 days after finding presence of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in the noodle.
"We have found MSG in the Maggi Xtra-delicious Chicken during the tests at our lab. Accordingly we have decided to prohibit storage, distribution and sale of the product in the state for 30 days," Assam Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Sanjeeva Kumar told PTI.
The reports of other variants were expected soon and the government would decided accordingly in those cases, he added.
Amidst furor over possibility of poisonous elements in the "2-minute noodle", Kumar yesterday said the Assam government had sent 34 samples of the popular fastfood collected from all the districts for testing in the laboratory.
The government had collected the samples around a week back after the news of Uttar Pradesh FDA finding higher than stipulated levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in Nestle's Maggi came in.