The Delhi government banned the sale of Nestle’s Maggi noodles at all government run shops on Wednesday.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain told a news agency, “Maggi has been banned in Delhi for 15 days. Have directed that samples be taken from all brands available in the market.”
According to media reports, the Future Group, which runs the Big Bazaar retail stores across the nation, also banned its sale after the controversy regarding high levels of MSG and lead in the product surfaced.
Jain also shared the data revealing the details of the tests conducted to check the levels of contaminated content of Maggi via Twitter.
Out of 13 samples of Maggi taken last week, 10 have been found to be containing lead more than the permissible limit.
— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) June 2, 2015
Nestle India, which manufactures the noodles, contradicted the report and after conducting an independent test, said the presence of lead was within permissible limits.