24th September, 2016 - The regular packet of Maggi which we buy in just rupees 10 is going to be destroyed in huge numbers which is heart breaking to the Maggi lovers. Around 78 lakh packs of Maggi being weighed nearly 550 tonnes are being destroyed.
This is still under judicial process to determine about the future of these packs. Supreme Court will give its judgment regarding these Maggi pack’s destruction soon, which are spread over 39 locations in India. Both the Central Government of India and Nestle India appealed in front of Supreme Court for destroying the seized samples.
This controversy started when a test in lab by Food Safety and Standard Authority of INDIA (FSSAI) revealed that monosodium glutamate-MSG (Well known as Ajinomoto), a taste enhancer is not only present but in excess quantity in almost all packs of Maggi, in June 2015. Also excess lead was found in Maggi in that test. After that test all the stocks were recalled from Market and temporarily Maggi was unavailable in the stores.
According to Nestle India more than 38000 tonnes of Maggi noodles were destroyed in last September. This application was filed between Nestle India and Union of India. The civil appeal no. is 14539 of 2016 is still pending before the Honourable court. The entire stock is outdated. So its storage can be the cause of health hazards at the storage locations.
In the month of December of last year Supreme Court of India had instructed the consumer forum not to proceed with any class action suit against this company has asked by the Government as because Nestle India was sued for Rs. 640 crores in a class action suit before the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission came in act. The Nestle India was sued for false labelling and unfair trade practice. Also misleading advertisement given by that company was shown as a reason for suing.
Central Food Technology Research Institute had done a new test on new samples of Maggi and cleared its name from excess MSG and lead.
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