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New Delhi: Samples of Maggi noddles were on Tuesday found “unsafe” for consumption in the national capital prompting Delhi government to contemplate action against its manufacturer Nestle India.

A senior official in the Delhi government said the Maggi samples were found unsafe during lab testing.

Sources said the city government was contemplating various options on the issue. The probe into alleged lapses of food safety standards has already been expanded to test Maggi noodle samples from across the country following detection of monosodium glutamate and lead in excess of the prescribed limit in the noodles.

However, Goa’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has said that the samples it tested were found to be safe for human consumption. It also said that the samples tested negative for Monosodium Glutamate or MSG and lead content.

Nestle India claimed it has got samples tested in an external laboratory as well as in-house and that the product was found “safe to eat”.

Earlier, the Kerala government had ordered pullout of Maggi noodles from its retail outlets while samples of the product in Haryana were lifted for testing even as a Bihar court ordered that an FIR be filed against its brand ambassadors Amitabh Bachchan,Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta.

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