No Relief for Nestle in Maggi Row


Mumbai: The Bombay High Court said on Friday Nestle’s two-minute noodle brand, Maggi should be off the shelves till the next hearing on June 30. The court was hearing a plea by the Indian arm of Nestle, a judicial review of the food safety regulator’s order calling for the withdrawal of its top-selling nine variants of Maggi instant noodles on health issues.

A division bench of Justice VM Kanade and Justice BP Colabawala said the next hearing will be on June 30.

The company’s lawyer mentioned on Thursday that the revision application (appeal against the impugned orders passed by authorities in Delhi and Maharashtra) had urged the court to hear it on an urgent basis as Nestle had suffered losses following the food regulator’s order.

The order had directed the company to withdraw and recall its products from the markets immediately as they were “hazardous to public health due to presence of lead more than permissible limits”.