August 25, 2015

25/08/2015: Nestle India welcomes Mumbai High Court verdict

Nestle India has welcomed the Mumbai High Court's verdict revoking the ban imposed by the Indian Government on the sale of Maggi Noodles over concerns about MSG and excessive lead content.

However, an order for fresh tests has been imposed on the company.
     
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In a press statement dated 13 August the company said: 

"The trust of our consumers and safety of our products are our utmost priorities across all the markets in which we operate.

"Nestlé India respects the decision made on 13th August by the Honourable Bombay High Court to revoke the ban order passed by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Food and Drug Administration, Maharashtra on MAGGI Noodles and will comply with the order to undertake fresh tests.

"Nestlé India remains committed to working with the FSSAI, FDA Maharashtra and other stakeholders.

"It is Nestlé India’s endeavour to get MAGGI Noodles back on the shelves as soon as possible for the benefit of our consumers.

"We await copy of the Judgment." 

According to the NDTV website, Nestle's share prices had taken a hit over the affair, dropping by up to 4.7 percent, and a second-quarter loss with sales falling 20 percent due to withdrawal of the noodles from the domestic market.

Nestle insists it does not add MSG to Maggi Noodles. 

"We do not add the flavour enhancer MSG (E621) to MAGGI Noodles sold in India. However the product contains glutamate derived from hydrolysed groundnut protein, onion powder and wheat flour. Glutamate produces a positive test result in a test for MSG," the company stated in May - a position it reiterated in a further statement the day before the Mumbai High Court ruling. 

Visit the Nestle site HERE, and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India site HERE.
 

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