After Indian debacle, Magi suffers Nepal blow


Kathmandu: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday became the fourth Indian state to ban Maggi after Delhi, Uttarakhand and Gujarat. Nepal too has decided to impose a ban on importing and selling of Maggi in its market for an undefined period.

The Gujarat Government on Thursday banned the sale of Nestle’s instant noodle brand ‘Maggi’ for a month in the state after the product failed the food safety test.

The government has also asked the company to withdraw all its stock of Maggi from the state.

On the other hand West Bengal government has given a clean chit to Maggi on Thursday. Nestle the company that manufactures Maggi had suffered a severe blow after the ban as its share plunges by 10% after the row.

Many Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh bachchan, Madhri Dixit and Preity Zinta have been embroiled in the row and might face heat for endorsing Maggi.

On the other hand, Tamil Nadu state consumer disputes redressal commission sends notices to Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta for endorsing Maggi. It also bans Maggi noodles for 3 months after its tastemaker is found to have 5% lead, twice the permissible level