In fresh trouble for Nestle India Ltd, food regulator FSSAI on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court request lifting the ban on Maggi noodles in the country.
FSSAI moves Supreme Court against lifting ban on Maggi noodles
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) drew closer the apex court, terming the High Court’s August 13 request as “erroneous” and scrutinized the sanctity of the samples provided to re-test to government-approved labs.
In its request, FSSAI has battled that the High Court “erred” by soliciting Nestle, the Indian arm from the Swiss company itself, to give the fresh samples instead of asking a neutral authority to do so.
Earlier, the High Court had subdued the orders of FSSAI and Maharashtra food controller FDA, which had banned nine variations of Maggi noodles in the country. It had said that the principles of equal justice were not followed in executing the ban as the maker was not given a hearing. The court had permitted Nestle to go in for crisp testing of five samples of every variation of the noodles at three free research facilities in Punjab, Hyderabad and Jaipur which were authorize with National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
It had cleared up that these examples would be taken out of the 750 samples preserved by the company following the ban and if lead substance was found underneath passable points of confinement by the three labs, Nestle India will be permitted to fabricate Maggi noodles.