KL NEWS NETWORK
Jammu and Kashmir Government Thursday imposed ban on sale of Maggi products in the State following reports of presence of non-permissible contents of lead and MSG in these products.
“All the District Magistrates in the State have been asked to impose complete ban on the sale of Maggi products in the State,” the Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali announced at a press conference here today.
He said the Nestle India, the manufacturers of the Maggi products, has been directed to withdraw all the stocks from the markets of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Minister said that the Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution Department has conveyed these directions to all the concerned through a Government Order issued today.
He said the ban will remain in force for one month “or till the test report of sampling to be conducted by concerned government departments/agencies is received.”
The Minister said that five samples of Maggi products have been lifted from Srinagar for testing and sent to Central Testing Laboratory Kolkatta. He said in Jammu 127010 Maggi packets have been seized by the officials of the CA&PD and Legal Metrology Departments. He said samples have been taken from M/S Attar Store, Residency Road Jammu, the main distributor of Maggi products in J&K and sent to Regional Research Laboratory Jammu for testing.
The Minister said that some other states have also banned the sale of Maggi products keeping in view the health and safety of the consumers.