The Uttarakhand government banned the sale of Nestle's instant noodles for three months while in Gujarat the ban will be effective for one month after some samples of the food had failed lab tests, officials said in Dehradun and Gandhinagar.
In Jammu and Kashmir, the state government banned the sale for one month till the receipt of reports over the fitness of the fast food for human consumption.
The three states also ordered the noodle manufacturers Nestle India to immediately withdraw the stocks.
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are awaiting results of tests of samples of the noodles taken from the respective states before taking any action. Delhi had yesterday banned sale of the food item for 15 days.
Apart from Maggi, the Gujarat government also tested one sample each of instant noodles of Sunfeast and S K Foods and has banned the latter for a month as high lead content of 4 PPM was found in it.
Nestle shares down 3 percent on Maggi row
Extending its downtrend for the second straight session today, stock of Nestle India fell by nearly three per cent on mounting trouble for its popular Maggi noodles brand over concerns related to its safety standards.
The stock fell by 2.91 per cent to settle at Rs 6,010.80 on the BSE. During the day, it slipped 6.31 per cent to Rs 5,800.10.
On the NSE, the stock ended with a loss of 2.94 per cent at Rs 6,004.45.
"Nestle continued to feel the investor fury as it corrected by further three per cent towards the day's end after correcting almost six per cent intra-day," said Hiren Dhakan, Associate Fund manager, Bonanza Portfolio Ltd.
In yesterday's session, the stock had lost nine per cent.
The company's market valuation has dipped Rs 7,680.44 crore to Rs 57,953.56 crore in two consecutive trading sessions.

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