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Bombay HC allows Nestle India to export Maggi noodles

India TV News Desk 30 Jun 2015, 19:45:23 IST
India TV News Desk

Mumbai: In a big relief to Nestle India, the Bombay High Court today allowed the company to export Maggi noodles.

The court, however, said that ban on sales within the country will continue.

On June 5, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had asked the company to withdraw and recall all its nine variants of Maggi from the market as they were found having high level of taste enhancer Monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Few days later, Nestle India said that stocks of Maggi noodles worth Rs 210 crore were being withdrawn from the market and destroyed even as another Rs 110 crore worth of finished and related material stocks remained at its factories and distribution centres.

Nestle had then moved the Bombay High Court, challenging the order. The Swiss multinational firm had urged the court to quash the June 5 order asking the company to withdraw and recall all its products.

Earlier this month, Hindustan Unilever also withdrew its Knorr instant noodles brand over safety and regulatory issues.