Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has allowed Nestle to export its products to other countries before setting of a new date for hearing of their ban related petition. Meanwhile, the Nestle India versus Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) case has been adjourned till July 14.
The company had 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 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 stated 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.