Nestle India on Thursday approached the Bombay High Court against food safety regulator FSSAI’s country-wide ban on Maggi noodles.
The company has 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 company, however, stated that this action won’t conflict with the current withdrawal of Maggi noodle products from shelves.
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.