1. FSSAI moves Supreme Court against lifting ban on Nestle’s Maggi noodles

FSSAI moves Supreme Court against lifting ban on Nestle’s Maggi noodles

In fresh trouble for Nestle India Ltd, food regulator FSSAI today moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order lifting the ban on Maggi noodles in the country.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 16, 2015 8:59 PM
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Maharashtra is planning to move the Supreme Court to challenge the lifting of the ban on Nestle India’s Maggi noodles, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat said here on Friday.

In fresh trouble for Nestle India Ltd, food regulator FSSAI today moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order lifting the ban on Maggi noodles in the country.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) approached the apex court, terming the High Court’s August 13 order as “erroneous” and questioned the sanctity of the samples provided for re-test to government-approved labs.

In its petition, FSSAI has contended that the High Court “erred” by asking Nestle, the Indian arm of the Swiss company itself, to provide the fresh samples instead of asking a neutral authority to do so.

Earlier, the High Court had quashed the orders of FSSAI and Maharashtra food regulator FDA, which had banned nine variants of Maggi noodles in the country. It had said that the principles of natural justice were not followed in executing the ban as the manufacturer was not given a hearing.

The court had allowed Nestle to go in for fresh testing of five samples of each variant of the noodles at three independent laboratories in Punjab, Hyderabad and Jaipur which were accredited with National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

It had clarified that these samples would be taken out of the 750 samples preserved by the company following the ban and if lead content was found below permissible limits by the three labs, Nestle India will be allowed to manufacture Maggi noodles.

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    bohidar
    Nov 17, 2015 at 2:31 am
    It may interest you to know Samir that during the ban on Maggi over the last 5 months no other Noodles 🍜 b has succeeded in capturing 80% of the market...that Maggi has vacated...neither Yippee of Sunfeast-ITC nor Top Ramen of Indo-Nissin nor Wai Wai, the last even after declaring added MSG ! Very curious, indeed, don't you think?
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      bohidar
      Nov 17, 2015 at 2:13 am
      There is no mention in your this report that Government of India on behalf of the consumers of India is already in the national consumer court NCDRC seeking over ₹600 crores of compensation from Nestle basis the contaminated Maggi imbroglio. The court has sent samples for retest to CFTRI in Mysore. Results are awaited and further hearing in the matter is scheduled for third week of November. It is umed that should Nestle lose the case here it may perhaps appeal against the order also in the Supreme Court!
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        bohidar
        Nov 17, 2015 at 2:28 am
        There is no mention in your this report that Government of India on behalf of the consumers of India is already in the national consumer court NCDRC seeking over ₹600 crores of compensation from Nestle basis the contaminated Maggi imbroglio. The court has sent samples for retest to CFTRI in Mysore. Results are awaited and further hearing in the matter is scheduled for third week of November. It is umed that should Nestle lose the case here it may perhaps appeal against the order also in the Supreme Court!
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          bohidar
          Nov 17, 2015 at 2:33 am
          There is no mention in your this report that Government of India on behalf of the consumers of India is already in the national consumer court NCDRC seeking over ₹600 crores of compensation from Nestle basis the contaminated Maggi imbroglio. The court has sent samples for retest to CFTRI in Mysore. Results are awaited and further hearing in the matter is scheduled for third week of November. It is umed that should Nestle lose the case here it may perhaps appeal against the order also in the Supreme Court!
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            SAMIR
            Nov 16, 2015 at 10:30 pm
            IS FSSAI MAKING WAY FOR THE SWAMI RAMDEV NOODLES...???
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