MUMBAI- Nestle India has challenged the ban levied by India’s food safety regulator, Food Safety and Standards Authority on its most popular product, Maggi noodles.
The food safety regulatory authority had imposed a ban on Maggi noodles just a few days back, claiming the tests have revealed that the noodles are “unsafe and hazardous” and that Nestle has failed to comply with food safety laws.
As a response, Nestle has approached the high court in Mumbai seeking judicial review of the order. It claims that the noodles are completely safe.
The company stated that it has gone to high court “as part of the effort to resolve” the issue and is “raising issues of interpretation” of India’s food safety laws.
As per the sources claim, the company has also challenged the separate order of Maharashtra state government.
Last week, Nestle started pulling off the Maggi noodles from the store shelves when the regulators had made the accusation that the noodles contained higher amounts of lead. The company though denied the claims that the noodles were unsafe but withdrew the supply on the ground that it would confuse the consumers.
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Other states are also testing the noodles for the chemical monosodium glutamate (MSG).
It is pertinent to mention that Maggi noodles came in India in 1983, and have become so popular here that they can be found almost everywhere in the country.
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