Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding lead and mono sodium glutamate content in Maggi Noodles, 03/01/2019

  • 03/01/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Nestle India Ltd Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/01/2019 regarding lead and mono sodium glutamate content in Maggi Noodles. This appeal arises from the interim orders dated 9 December 2015 and 10 December 2015 of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC). The NCDRC had issued interim directions for sampling the product “MAGGI Noodles” in nine variants for testing with reference to the quantity of lead and Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG). On 5 April 2016 the Court had recorded that the Report from CFTRI, Mysore was received. The bone of contention in the present appeal is the correctness of the interim directions issued by the NCDRC on 9 December 2015 and 10 December 2015. In view of the interim directions that were issued by this Court, sampling and testing has been carried out under the auspices of CFTRI, Mysore.

Supreme Court orders that the Report which has been received from CFTRI should be duly evaluated by the NCDRC in the complaint pending at the behest of the Union of India and sets aside the impugned interim directions of the NCDRC dated 9 December 2015 and 10 December 2015 and direct that the NCDRC would be at liberty to proceed further by evaluating the report which has been obtained in pursuance of the interim order which was passed by this Court.

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