The Bombay High Court will on Friday hear Nestle India’s petition against FSSAI’s country-wide ban on Maggi noodles.
Nestle India had yesterday approached the court against the food safety regulator’s ban on its popular instant noodles.
The company had sought a judicial review of the order dated June 5, 2015 passed by the FSSAI and against the order dated June 5, 2015 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Maharashtra.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had earlier directed Nestle India to withdraw nine variants of Maggi noodles found unsafe from the market and to stop the further production and sale of the same.
The order to Nestle states that the regulatory body has noted three ‘major violations’, namely the presence of lead detected in the product in excess of the maximum permissible levels; misleading
labelling information on the package reading ‘No added MSG’; and thirdly the release of a non-standardised food product ‘Maggi Oats Masala Noodles with Tastemaker’ in the market, without risk assessment and grant of product approval.