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13 August:the ban on Nestle’s Maggi noodles is set aside.
Consipiracy behind it:
Nestle India has been destroying evidence, he alleges. It is a serious charge. Why has Nestle been in such a tearing hurry to burn thousands of tonnes of Maggi noodles? Thirty thousand tonnes, to be exact. Worth almost Rs320 crore. Gone. Poof! Up in smoke. All in just a few weeks.
Khambata1:is a serious matter, because if we detect lead, which is a serious contaminant, in a few samples, then we are not shutting down their business. These products are valid for nine months; we gave them the opportunity to come back. They could have come back in June and asked us what are we doing, have the fourth part tested. It would have been a week, two weeks, may be even less to get those results and if there was a variance, it would have gone to a referral lab. Why didn’t they do that?
On 11 June, Nestle India filed a petition in the Bombay high court challenging the ban imposed on Maggi noodles
That came after the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on 5 June and the Maharashtra FDA on 6 June ordered Nestle to withdraw all nine variants of Maggi instant noodles from the market, terming them unsafe and hazardous for human consumption.
In various tests, the regulators found overwhelming evidence that the product contained lead far above the maximum permissible limit of 2.5 parts per million. In the order, FSSAI also asked Nestle to stop the production, processing, import, distribution and sale of the product with immediate effect. However, there was no directive given to destroy the stocks.
Nestle charged:
*That its order cancelling the product approval was arbitrary and that both FSSAI and the Maharashtra FDA had passed those orders without any show-cause notice.
There was no show-cause notice because there was overwhelming evidence of lead in Maggi noodles. Before the ban…...

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