Nestle moves Bombay HC against food authorities
Nestle India Ltd on Thursday challenged in the Mumbai High Court the orders of food authorities banning nine variants of its instant product Maggi from the Indian market for being "hazardous" to public health and the plea will be heard on Friday.
The revision application was mentioned orally by the company's counsel before a division Bench of Justice VM Kanade and BP Colabawalla, which posted it for hearing on Friday.
The lawyer urged the court to hear the matter urgently as the company had suffered losses due to the food regulator's orders, which had asked Nestle India Ltd to withdraw and recall the products from the market with immediate effect after finding that they were "hazardous to public health due to presence of lead more than the permissible limits". Nestle urged the HC to quash the June 5 order of Delhi-based FSSAI, asking the company to withdraw and recall all its nine variants of Maggi from the market.