Nestle India, Supreme Court approves government action in case of MAGGI


Nestle India, Supreme Court approves government action in case of MAGGI

The Supreme Court has granted permission for further action. On Thursday in the case of Government in National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against Nestle India. In this case, the government has demanded a compensation of Rs 640 crore for the alleged unfair business practices. False labeling and misleading advertisements.

Veteran FMCG company Nestle has welcomed the Supreme Court’s order in the Maggi Noodle case. In his petition filed in NCDRC. The Ministry had alleged that Nestle has confused consumers by claiming that the Maggie noodle is a quality “Testing is also healthy”.

A bench of Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud and Justice Hemant Gupta said that the report of the Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI) of Mysuru in this case will be the basis of the proceedings. Maggi samples were examin  in this institute.

The apex court had earlier banned the proceedings in the ongoing proceedings in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on December 16, 2015 when Nestle challenged it. The court had instructed C FTRI Mysuru to keep its investigation report before him.

In the same year, the Indian Food Safety Standards Authority (FSSAI) had banned Maggi noodles after samples found excessive levels of lead and it has been know “unsafe and dangerous” for human use. During the hearing, Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, from Nestle India, told the bench that the inquiry report of the Mysuru lab has come and it has been found that the quantity of lead in maggi noodles is within the purview of the fixed limit.

Justice Chandrachud asked Singhvi, “Why should we eat sergeant Maggi?” Singhvi replied that the amount of lead in the noodles is within the prescribed limit. There are also a slight lead in many other products.

The bench said, “We believe that the reports of CFTRI should be evaluated by NCDRC where the complaint is lodged. Violating the NCRC jurisdiction will not be appropriate for this court … all rights and logic of the parties will be available. ”

During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee on behalf of the Center. Said that in view of the report of the Mysuru Laboratory. The matter should go back to the NCRC and prevention of proceedings should be withdrawn. Singhvi said that the case has now been aborted because the report is “in my favor”. And MSG (monosodium glutamate) has not been found.

Singhvi and senior advocate Arvind Dattar opposed the matter to be referr to NCDRC again. Said that after the laboratory report there is nothing left to decide on.

The bench said, “Why should we snatch the power of NCDRC? We will send the laboratory report to the commission and ask him to settle the complaint filed before him. ”

It said that an appeal against the decision of the Bombay High Court will be heard later. On in which the order of FSSAI of Nestle’s Maggi noodles was canceled. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs filed a complaint in NCDRC against Nestle. India using a provision of nearly three decades of Consumer Protection Act in 2015.

It accused Nestle that it harmed Indian consumers through misleading advertisements related to unfair business practices, false labeling and Maggie noodles. This was the first time that the government took action under Section 12-1 of Consumer Protection Act, under which both the Center and the states received the powers to file complaints.

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