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16 Maggi samples fail quality tests in Uttarakhand

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Sixteen samples of Nestle India's maggi noodles failed quality tests at the state drugs and food testing laboratory in Rudrapur.

Rudrapur: Sixteen samples of Nestle India's maggi noodles failed quality tests at the state drugs and food testing laboratory in Rudrapur, showing more than permissible levels of MSG and lead content.

After conclusion of the lab tests at Rudrapur, the report is being sent to Food Secretary Uttarakhand, Chief Medical Superintendent HK Joshi said.

The popular snack has already been banned for ninety days in the state after samples sent to Rudrapur laboratory earlier this month showed more than permissible levels of MSG (monosodium glutamate) and lead content.

first published:June 13, 2015, 23:00 IST