Itanagar, Jun 6: The Food Safety Commissioner in Arunachal Pradesh has directed all distributors, wholesellers and retailers of nine Maggi variants in the state to recall them with immediate effect. (Read: Maggi row: Maharashtra announces ban on sale of Maggi)

The commissioner in an order today advised the consumers not to consume the said Maggi Noodles (9 variants) till further communication from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The order was issued after the FSSAI directed Nestle India Ltd, manufacturer of Maggi instant noodles with tastemaker, to recall all 9 variants of noodles with immediate effect, an official comminique said here today.

Maharashtra Government has decided to put a ban on Maggi noodles after some samples were found to contain lead above the permissible limit. The announcement was made by Food and Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat at a press conference in Pune tonight. Three of the six samples collected from places including Pune, Kolhapur and Aurangabad were found to contain lead above the permissible limit, the minister said.