Maggi noodles in deeper soup: Centre files complaint before NCDRC
In further troubles for Nestle over Maggi noodles issue, the government has filed a complaint on its own with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) -- using a provision for the first time from the nearly 30-yr old Consumer Protection Act. Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan described the alleged lapses related to food safety standards in Maggi noodles as a "serious issue". He said, "In cities like Mumbai, 25 per cent of people do not eat at home. With rise in consumption of fast food items, there is also risk of health. Maggi is eaten maximum by children. For the first time, we are taking action under Section 12-1-D of the Consumer Protection Act, under which both Centre and states have powers to file complaints".
(Image courtesy: Maggi India)