Nestle India approaches Bombay High Court over Maggi issue


As part of the effort to resolve the Maggi Noodles issue, Nestlé India has approached the Bombay High Court raising issues of interpretation of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2011, whilst seeking judicial review of the Order dated June 6, 2015 passed by the Food and Drug Administration in Maharashtra and the Order dated June 5, 2015 passed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

At the same time the company in a release noted that it will continue the withdrawal of Maggi Noodles products. This action will not interfere with this process. And noted that it will proceed further as per orders that may be passed by the Bombay High Court.

Reconfirms that Maggi Noodles in India are safe, Nestlé India has decided to take the product off the shelves nationwide in view of directions from FSSAI and concerns around the product, which has led to an environment of confusion for the consumer. This, Nestlé believes, does not provide a conducive environment to have the product in the market, at this moment.

Earlier Paul Bulcke, Global Chief Executive, Nestlé said, “The trust of our consumers and the safety and quality of our products is our foremost priority everywhere in the world. Unfortunately, recent developments and growing concerns about the product have led to confusion for the consumer to such an extent that we have decided to take the product temporarily off the shelves, in spite the product being safe”.

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