04/06/2015 5:23 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Maggi Noodles Now Banned In Gujarat And Jammu & Kashmir, Nepal Stops Import

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Nestle 'Maggi' instant noodles are photographed in a shop in the Indian capital New Delhi on June 3, 2015. India June 3, 2015, tested packets nationwide of Nestle India's instant noodles after high lead levels were found in batches in the country's north amid a mounting food-safety scare, an official said. AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA (Photo credit should read Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

After Delhi and Uttarakhand, the states of Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir have now banned Maggi noodles for one month.

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.

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