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Consumer court orders tests on Maggi samples

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New Delhi: The apex consumer court on Thursday ordered tests on nine samples of Maggi noodles from nine different batches.

The decision was taken by a bench of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).

The NCDRC said the Maggi samples should be sent to accredited laboratories after verifying the seal and samples in its presence.

The bench of Justice V.K. Jain and Justice B.C. Gupta was hearing a class action suit filed against Nestle India, regarding the alleged high levels of lead content in the company’s brand Maggi noodles.

The government counsel had requested the NCDRC to allow them to procure more samples from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) but the demand was not accepted.

The samples to be tested would be Maggi Masala and Veg Atta noodles.

(IANS)

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Maggi noodles safe, lab test results all clear: Nestle

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Mumbai: Multinational food giant Nestle India announced here on Friday that 100 percent of the samples tested in three laboratories were found clear and Maggi noodles are safe.

In a statement here on Friday, Nestle said the test results have been received from all three labs mandated by the Bombay High Court recently to test Maggi noodles samples.

“All the 90 samples, covering six variants, tested by three laboratories are clear with lead much below the permissible limits,” the company statement added.

(IANS)

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Why fresh tests on Maggi : Nestle India

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New Delhi: Nestle India on Thursday put a query to the apex consumer court as to why fresh tests were being allowed on Maggi noodles on food safety when a similar exercise had been ordered by the Bombay High Court and laboratory test reports were awaited.

The matter came up before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission which heard the matter for around an hour and said it will resume at 2 PM. The bench of Justice VK Jain and Justice BC Gupta was hearing a class action suit filed against Nestle India.

We are for the results of the samples from three laboratories as was ordered by the high court in few days. As such what is the need of parallel tests?” Nestle’s attorney asked over the suit filed by the ministry of consumer affairs for alleged unfair trade practices by Nestle.

(IANS)

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Maggi to receive apex consumer court hearing on fresh tests

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: Nestle’s arguments on fresh tests conducted on its popular Maggi noodles will receive a hearing by the apex consumer court on October 8, and take up the larger class action suit filed against the Swiss giant by the end of next month.

The decision was taken after after an initial hearing of arguments regarding the class action suit filed by the central government against Nestle India for alleged unfair trade practices.

Appearing for the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain sought more time from the commission to present the fresh tests on the 27 sealed samples of different variants of Maggi collected from the market, to which Nestle had raised objections.

Jain, along with counsels Mrinalini Sen Gupta and Prabhsahay Kaur, also placed the samples of different variants they wished to be tested before the court. But the Nestle counsel wanted to know from where they had been, since the product was withdrawn from the market on June 5.

A bench of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, comprising Justice VK Jain and Justice BC Gupta, said the court will meet again on October 8 to hear the arguments of Nestle India over the fresh tests.

The commission also questioned why Nestle India should have a problem with the testing of their own products, and said, “The government wasn’t producing the product”.

The government’s counsel had also filed an application to allow the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) as a party to assist the commission.

During the hearing Nestle India said the company has been singled out and questioned why its competitor brands weren’t being tested.

Responding to some test reports done by the government, which were missing from the application filed before the court and marked as “Not Applicable”, Nestle’s counsel said material supporting their company was being concealed and needed to be produced.

(With inputs from IANS)