Nestle is planning to resume sales of Maggi noodles in India after getting clearances from food testing laboratories.
The world’s largest package food company has re-started production of the noodles in three states; Nanjangud in Karnataka, Moga in Punjab and Bicholim in Goa, according to the company spokesman.
The company said:
In compliance with the orders of the High Court of Bombay, fresh samples from these newly manufactured batches will be sent for testing to the three accredited laboratories designated by the High Court.
In June the FSSAI had banned Maggi noodle product saying it was “unsafe and hazardous” for consumption after finding lead and MSG beyond permissible limits. As a result, the company took a hit of Rs 450 crore, including destroying over 30,000 tonnes of the instant noodles.
The Consumer Affairs Ministry had also filed a class action suit against Nestle India seeking about Rs 640 crore in damages for alleged unfair trade practices, false labeling and misleading advertisements.
The company has also said it would continue with the existing formula of the product and would not change the ingredients.