With the claim of ‘Testing Healthy too’, the difficulties of ‘Nestle India’, which are serving in two minutes, have increased. The Supreme Court has given permission for further action in the case of the Government in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against Nestle India. The government has demanded a compensation of Rs 640 crore for the alleged unfair trade practices, false labeling and misleading advertisements. Let’s tell you what is the whole matter.
The controversy related to Maggi is a few years old. Nestle India’s product ‘Maggi’ was the rule of noodles business in India. In 2015, samples were taken in many states of the country and the amount of lead was high.
In the investigation of Maggi in Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, the amount of lead was found more.
The Indian Food Safety Standards Authority (FSSAI) had banned Maggi noodles after Lead samples were found to be high in the blood level and described it as “unsafe and dangerous” for human use. However, the company later brought it to the Indian market, with the claim of improvement in the product.
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs filed a complaint in NCDRC against Nestle India using a provision of nearly 3 decades of consumer protection law that year.
The government demanded compensation of Rs 640 crores by misusing the company, mis-labeling and misleading advertisements.
Nestle India approached the Supreme Court on the issue running in the NCDRC. The Supreme Court had stayed on December 16, 2015.
A bench chaired by Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud said that the report of the Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI) of Mysuru in this case will be the basis of the proceeding. Maggi samples were examined in this institute.
Nestle admitted, not good for health
During the hearing of the case in the court, the lawyers of the company admitted that the amount of lead in Maggi was high. The first argument was that the amount of lead was within the permissible limit.
How dangerous is the lead?
According to doctors, it is dangerous for the health of using lead. Due to high blood pressure the kidney may worsen and nervous system may be damaged. The quantity of lead should be up to 2.5 ppm in any food product according to the standard, but in Maggi samples it was much higher than that.