(FSSAI) justified the ban on Maggi noodles before the Bombay High Court, saying that the popular instant snack contained lead beyond permissible limit.
The apex consumer court on Thursday for the first time ordered tests on 13 samples of Maggi noodles from nine batches to determine lead and MSG content.
In a major boost to Nestle India, FSSAI-approved laboratory has found Maggi noodles to be in compliance with the country's food safety standards.
The ongoing ban on Maggi instant noodles will not result in job cuts, Nestle India's newly appointed Managing Director Suresh Narayanan has said.
Five samples of Maggi noodles sent to a central government-run laboratory in Karnataka for re-analysis have been found safe for consumption, a top health official said but refused to give it a clean chit.
Maggi noodles remained subject to a recall order in India after the country's food safety regulator declined to change its stance on the popular snack.
A Nestle spokesperson has revealed that Maggi Noodles will be back on the shelves as soon as next month.
Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said while the government had nothing against Nestle over the Maggi noodle controversy, the episode had created awareness among the public.
Shares of Nestle India plunged over 5 per cent today after the food safety watchdog FSSAI said it has not given any clean chit to the company's banned Maggi noodles.
Following the Rs.640 crore suit, the apex consumer court made some bold statements.