Mumbai, 13 August: Maggi lovers rejoice as Bombay High Court lifts ban on Maggi. However, this is based on fresh tests on all seven variations of Maggi noodles. Application for approval of Maggi oats noodles by Nestle India is still awaited.
The Bombay High Court was to pronounce a verdict over whether or not FSSAI was right in banning Maggi noodles.
The maggi noodles had to be banned after it was declared hazardous and misfit for consumption due to the presence of taste enhancer mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) in June.
The Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution had on Wednesday filed a complaint under Section 12(1) (d) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ( NCDRC) against Nestle India. They were seeking Rs 640 crore penalty on grounds of unfair trade practices, sale of defective goods and sale of Maggi Oats Noodles to the public without product approval.