Bombay High Court lifts ban on Maggi; orders fresh tests

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today lifted the ban on Nestle’s flagship instant noodle brand Maggi and called for fresh tests within six weeks to again check if it complies with the country’s food safety norms.
The relief came following a petition filed by Nestle India, challenging the withdrawal and recall order of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The food safety watchdog had passed its orders on June 5, following which Nestle had withdrawn Maggi from the market. A similar order was also passed on Maggi’s oats variant.

The food safety regulator said tests conducted on a batch of Maggi was found to contain more-than-permissible levels of lead and high quantities of mono-sodium glutamate. Maggi was banned in the country after the food safety regulator accused Nestle of not complying with food safety laws.

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