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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 07:58 PM IST

Supreme Court for testing of Maggi in Mysore lab, stays proceedings in NCDRC

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New Delhi : The Supreme Court today ordered testing of samples of Maggi noodles in Mysore laboratory after the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) had directed that it be done in Chennai.

The apex consumer commission had on December 10 sent 16 more samples of Maggi noodles for testing at Chennai to ascertain the quantity of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in them, in connection with the government’s Rs 640 crore suit against the company for alleged unfair trade practices.  A bench of justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant said, “During course of the hearing they (Centre and Nestle) agreed that the primary concern is health and the test has to be carried out to meet the parameters of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.” “…the consent was arrived that Mysore is well equipped with all tests and being a referral notified laboratory, sample should be sent there,” it said. The bench, meanwhile, stayed the proceedings before the NCDRC and directed that the test report, including the earlier one, be placed before it. “In view of the aforesaid, it is directed that Local Commissioner appointed by the NCDRC shall send samples earlier collected by him to Mysore for tests. The test report including earlier ones, shall be produced before this court. In the meantime, NCDRC shall not proceed,” the bench said.

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Published on: Thursday, December 17, 2015, 12:18 AM IST
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