Your Maggi Is Toxic, Nestle Admits In Court; Supreme Court Allows Case Against Maggi
If you love to eat Maggi, then there is some bad news for you. Nestle, the company which manufacturers Maggi, has admitted that toxic ingredients are in it.
What does this mean? And what will happen to Maggi now?
Keep reading to find out more..
Nestle: Yes, Maggi Has Toxic Elements
After Supreme Court allowed the case against Nestle to reopen, and reinstate, Nestle’s lawyers have admitted that toxic elements such as lead and MSG are found in Maggi’s sample tests.
These tests were conducted by CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru).
Which Toxic Elements Were Found In Maggi?
The controversial toxic element in question here is Monosodium glutamate (MSG), which was found in the tests conducted by the Mysore based lab.
Now, although Maggi has admitted that MSG is found in their product, they have contested the findings of the lab stating that it is not clear whether MSG is naturally occurring or it has been added artificially into Maggi.
Besides, Maggi has also argued that the MSG content in Maggi is under ‘permissable’ limits. On this, the bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud asked Nestle why they should consume Maggi, if Nestle itself is admitting that MSG is found in it?
The Bench has made it clear that the final verdict over the fate of Maggi will solely depend on the lab test results from CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru).
The case proceedings are currently underway, and we will keep you updated, as more details come in.
Maggi Was Banned Due To MSG
In June 2015, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had banned the sale of Maggi all over India, over MSG content found in sample tests.
Over this, Consumers Affairs Ministry had filed a complaint at the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) under Section 12 (1)(d) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Damages worth Rs 640 crore was sought from Maggi, over the issue.
Additional cases were filed on the behalf of consumers over unfair trade practices, and for selling ‘Maggi Oats Noodles’ without prior approval.
However, after Nestle challenged the ban over inconsistent lab results, the b an was lifted in November, 2015 .
But now, Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has filed a fresh case against Nestle in the Supreme Court, and the admittance by lawyers regarding MSG has happened during this recent hearing.
Now, in case the Bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud is convinced that Maggi was aware of the MSG content, and despite this, they allowed the sale to happen, then Maggi can be again banned in India.