Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also announced that the state government was investigating the Maggi noodles issue and action on it "will be taken on the basis of report of laboratory tests" done on samples.

"We are probing the Maggi issue. Samples have been sent for examination. Action will be taken on the basis of the report of laboratory tests," he told reporters on the sidelines of a book release function here.

The state government initiated a probe into the issue of Maggi instant noodles produced by Swiss food giant Nestle after reports from various states indicated that the product contained lead and chemical flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) more than the legally permissible  levels.

Apart from Bihar, maggi samples have been sent for testing  in states such as Puducherry, Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

''Samples of Maggi noodles have been sent for tests here and to Delhi. The results of the lab tests is expected to be available by evening today and depending on the findings the government would take follow up action," Chief Minister N Rangasamy told reporters here.
Food Safety Officers (FSO) in Arunachal Pradesh lifted random samples of Maggi noodles from various places of the state and dispatched them to a laboratory in Guwahati for analysis.
"Samples have been lifted on May 21 and 22 last under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 as well as survey samples and the report of the food analyst is awaited," Health and Family Welfare secretary Indira Mallo said in a statement today.
Rajasthan government also started inspection and sample collection of Maggi noodles from markets across the state, following reports of high lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) content in the popular snack.
"Food Inspection officers in all the districts have been asked to carry out inspection and collect two samples daily. Similar products will also be covered under the campaign," Additional Director (Rural Heath), Medical and Heath department, Aditya Atrey said.
The officers will have to submit compliance report on a daily basis, he said, adding, the samples collected from different batches and dates will be tested for such contents.

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