Bengaluru: Maggi will not be banned in Karnataka for now, declared minister for health and family welfare U T Khader during a press meet on June 26.
The decision follows a test by a private lab commissioned by the state government that found lead within permissible limits in the noodles.
The government is awaiting the result of a test for monosodium glutamate (MSG) content in Maggi to decide its further course of action, informed the minister.
Speaking on ban on Maggi in the state minister said the Union Government has asked the state government to ban the product. But, it will decide only after monosodium glutamate (MSG) content test in Maggi. The department has sent samples of six products including Maggi to Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), West Bengal. The reports may come in a week, he added.
However, he claimed that Food Safety and Standards Authority of India have not mentioned anything about MSG. There will be no ban on Maggi without justification, he said.