Mumbai: In a big relief for Nestle India, the Bombay High Court has set aside the FSSAI order banning the Maggi noodles for six weeks. The order states that principles of natural justice were not followed and so the ban should be set aside. The court has ordered retesting of the two minute noodles and said that if lead is found to be within permissible limits after testing at three national laboratories, the petitioner will be allowed to manufacture all 9 variants of the product. The court has said asked Nestle India to send 5 samples of the product to NABL before manufacturing.
Maggi noodles was banned across India after high levels of lead along with excessive amounts of MSG were allegedly detected in the food item.Food safety regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought a stay on the order.This order comes even as the Centre has dragged food giant Nestle to the Consumer Forum NCDRC. Government has also sought compensation from Nestle in the case.