Nestle India gets its major relief after the Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected the orders imposed by FSSAI to ban Maggi for six weeks.
The order had been produced since the principles regarding natural justice was not followed out and thus the ban have been pushed away.
Apparently, even if the issues that were pointed on Nestle India had been arbitrary, the government had claimed a whooping Rs 640 crore for all the hazardous and defective products that they have sold before.
It’s been over a fortnight since Nestle had been rumouring out the facts that goes against the FSSAI food safety claiming the excess amount of lead content in the product.
Justice VM Kanade and Justice Colabawalla had pointed out the fact that the principles of natural justice were not followed accordingly for this case.
Moreover, the court did not produce a show-cause report before settling down with the ban.
The HC also ruled out against the testing of the samples at the three different laboratories pointed out. Nestle had been informed by the court to send five of their samples to the laboratories at Punjab, Hyderabad and Jaipur.
The court had moreover stated that if the results showed a decrease in the lead content level related to the limit, then Maggi can again sell their products in the market.
The new tests would eventually take some time and thus the court had not provided any stay order over the same. It would wait until the results come out for other possible orders to follow.
Nestle’s lawyer, Iqbal Chhagla, had reported that the product never contained high level of lead and the tests that had to be administered should be done in front of the renowned researchers and scientists at the labs.
He moreover stated that the FSSAI and FDA had not followed the principles of natural justice and should have offered with a hearing before banning the product on excess lead count.
The first hearing of the case is settled on 14th of August and the government had asked nestle to pay an 18 percent interest per annum until the actual payment date.
Magi had been banned due to the excess amount of lead content in it and monosodium glutamate that acts as a taste enhancer.