"Till it is proved that Maggi noodles are not harmful for the health, there will be a ban in the state on the sale of this noodle," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told reporters at the Mantralaya after a meeting with Union Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar.

The state government has decided to ban the sale of Maggi noodles after its samples failed laboratory tests. Six samples of Maggi noodles, three each from Indore and Bhopal, were sent to an Indore laboratory on Tuesday. One of the samples tested positive.

The sale of Maggi noodles is already banned in Nepal, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand after concerns were raised over presence of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and lead beyond permissible levels in the product.
Chouhan said that the ban will continue as long as it is bad for health. Once it is clarified that it is fit for consumption, then the state will take a fresh call on the issue, he added.

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