Punjab bans Maggi for one year


The Punjab government has banned the sale of popular instant food in the state for one year after its samples failed laboratory tests.

The state government also imposed a ban on manufacturing and distribution of all nine variants of the instant noodles from Nestle’s Moga-located plant with immediate effect.

Punjab has now joined 12 states – Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura – which have banned Maggi noodles amid mounting food safety fears.

The state government has also asked Nestle to recall Maggi noodles’ entire stock from the markets in the state.