After Delhi and Uttarakhand, the states of Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir have now banned Maggi noodles for one month.
Maggi banned for one month in Gujarat: Health Minister Nitin Patel.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) June 4, 2015
Sale of Maggi noodles banned in Jammu and Kashmir for one month: Govt.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) June 4, 2015
On Thursday, Gujarat's Health Minister Nitin Patel told the media that excess lead was found in 27 out of 39 tested samples.
Earlier in the day, officials in Uttarakhand said they had detected Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in tested samples of the noodles.
Meanwhile, the Nepal government has imposed a ban on importing and selling of Maggi noodles for an indefinite period of time, IANS reported.
"Yes, we are putting a ban on importing and selling Maggi in Nepal following the controversy in India," Uttam Kumar Bhattarai, secretary at the ministry of agriculture development, told IANS.
The central government has sought reports from all states over the quality of Maggi noodles, Health Minister JP Nadda said on Thursday.