Maggi noodles in India
In light of growing consumer confusion due to an Indian government laboratory detecting lead levels above permissible limits, Nestlé India announced that it would temporarily stop selling Maggi noodles until the situation was resolved. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order to recall Maggi noodles from the Indian market and banned its sale and production.
Nestlé India consequently filed a legal petition with the Bombay High Court, seeking a judicial review of this order. The Court ruled in favour of Nestlé and overturned the government’s ban on Maggi noodles following additional tests from three independent laboratories with lead content well within the permissible limits.
Now that the orders of the Bombay High Court have been complied with, Nestlé India has made Maggi noodles available for sale once again
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