The government of Delhi has tested samples of Maggi from different batches and found in its preliminary test reports that 10 out of its 13 samples were tested positive for containing high amount of Lead and Sodium glutamate.
Sodium glutamate, is a chemical which is available naturally in Tomatoes, Beans and other products. But instead of extracting them naturally, many food companies use sodium glutamate in the form of artificially made chemicals through fermentation. The high intake of these artificial chemicals may cause serious illness among the pregnant ladies and newborns.
Speaking over the findings of the samples, Delhi government Health Minister Satyendar Jain said in a press conference that the government is banning the recipe for 15 days as preliminary reports suggest that the product is said that contain more than permissible levels of Sodium glutamate. He also added that further action will be taken after the out come of a complete report.
The Delhi government has decided to punish the Maggi makers, for manufacturing a harmful product and distributing it. The government has already served a notice to the Nestle India in this regard.
Meanwhile, modern marketing giant in India, Big Bazar has said in a statement that they are pulling out all the Maggi packs from its stores, keeping in view the harmful effects of the product. It said that the ban over it will continue till they receive further reports from the authorities, The Times of India reports.
On the other hand Maggi manufactures Nestle India said, that they haven’t yet received any official orders from any of the governments, except for the UP FDA authorities to pull back a batch of Maggi noodles. The future of Maggi will be decided soon after the reports of the remaining 10 states, which are carrying on tests in their respective states.