New Delhi:5/1:(odiannews):FMCG major Nestle on Thursday welcomed the order of Supreme Court that allowed NCDRC to proceed with a three-year-old suit with regard to Maggi filed by the government only on the basis of laboratory test reports by CFTRI.
The apex court was hearing a case filed by the company against two interim orders passed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) in a suit filed by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs seeking damages of Rs 640 crore.The government had moved NCDRC after Nestle s popular instant noodles Maggi was banned by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in June 2015 for allegedly containing lead beyond permissible limits, forcing the company to withdraw the product from the market.
"Nestle India welcomes the orders passed by the Supreme Court in Maggi Noodles matter today (Thursday)," the company said in a statement.
However, Nestle India added that "full details will be known only after receipt of the order by the company".
The top court had earlier stayed the proceedings before the NCDRC after Nestle had challenged it.