Supreme Court of India has issued notice to Nestle in an SLP to appeal filed by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) against the orders of Bombay High Court which had green signal to Maggi. Nestle had stopped Maggi’s production production after the controversial MSG row.
FSSAI has challenged orders dated August 13, 2015 and September 4, 2015 of the Bombay High Court. FSSAI was represented by Mukul Rohatgi, Attorney General of India while
A formal notice was waived for Nestle as it was being represented by senior counsels Harish Salve and LN Rao. Salve submitted before the Court that Nestle would file its reply as regards the application seeking stay on the High Court’s judgment by January 5, 2016.
Court has posted the matter for January 13, 2015.
||Food Safety And Standards Authority Of India V. M/S. Nestle India Ltd. And Ors.
||Special Leave Petition to Appeal (C) No. 33251 of 2015
The FSSAI has in its petition for appeal, questioned the “sanctity” of the samples provided to the government-approved labs for the re-test, contending that the High Court had asked Nestle to provide samples whereas it should have been picked up randomly from the market. As per the sources, seeking Maggi samples from Nestle vitiated the entire procedure of re-testing and that a neutral authority should have ideally lifted the samples. [Indian Express]
Read the order here.