As food safety concerns over the two-minute noodles rose, the Centre, in a first, filed a written complaint before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against the Indian arm of the Swiss multinational for alleged violations of safety standards.
    
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, against whom a Bihar court has ordered registration of an FIR after he was featured in their advertisments, said he will cooperate with "what the law says" though he hasn't received any notice in connection with the product that he "stopped promoting" two years ago. Actors Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta were also named in the FIR.
    
The Indian Army issued an advisory in the evening asking its personnel not to consume Maggi noodles and directed its canteen to set aside the existing stock till further orders.
    
The Delhi Government said sale of Maggi noodles was banned in the national capital for 15 days as it found the snack "unsafe" for consumption even as it decided to carry out lab test of all other noodles.
    
The decision came after Delhi Health Department was not satisfied with explanation of Nestle India given to authorities on finding "lead beyond permissible limit" in the noodle samples lifted from across the city.
    
The Maharashtra government said there have been no negative reports about the samples tested by it so far while a Goa official said the samples drawn from state's markets did not have any ingredients which are harmful.
    
A day after Kerala Government decided to temporarily stop sale of Maggi noodles from its retail outlets, test of samples of the instant food at a lab in Kochi has shown that lead content was below the permissible limit, a top food safety official said in  Thiruvananthapuram.

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