Bombay High Court lifts ban on Maggi


In a landmark judgement, Bombay High Court on Thursday lifted the ban on the instant noodles brand Maggi.

Ruling in favour of Nestle India, the court also ordered a fresh test adding that these tests must be completed within six weeks.

On June 5, India’s food regulator, FSSAI had banned the sale of Maggi, manufactured by Nestle India arguing that it contained unacceptable level of lead in it.

Nestle India, while maintaining the famous noodles, was safe for consumption, had decided to withdraw the stocks from the market after after six states, including Delhi and Gujarat, imposed a ban on the instant noodles.

The company had said, ” Maggi Noodles are completely safe and have been trusted in India for over 30 years. We promise that the trusted Maggi Noodles will be back in the market as soon as the current situation is clarified.”

The company argued in Bombay High Court that it had been operating in India for almost 30 years but telling children that Nestle India’s brand contained poison was worrisome and enough to destroy its credibility.

Today’s decision will be a big boost to Nestle India, which said it had suffered a loss running in crores because of the ban on their popular product.