He said the recall has been ordered as per the instructions of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which has issued circulars to all the states. "However, we have no orders from the state government", Velji said.
The destruction would be properly documented by the officials and video recording would be done to ensure that no one raises doubts, he said. State Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Sunday had announced that Maggi noodles were banned in Goa.(States that Have Banned Maggi Noodles: Story So Far)
The ban in Goa came much after other states prohibited sale of the instant snack. The tests conducted on Maggi in Goa's FDA lab had not shown any adverse results.
"We are sending the samples for testing today to Mysore's lab which is approved by the FSSAI. I am confident about the results from my laboratory. But I want to restore confidence of people in my laboratory by taking second opinion from Mysore lab," the director said reacting to statements which had questioned the authenticity of FDA lab results.(The Dark Side of Instant Noodles: What Makes Them Harmful?)
He said seven samples including one which was produced in Nestle's unit in Punjab would be sent for testing this evening to Mysore.