The Supreme Court allowed Nestle India to destroy stocks of Maggi noodles, which were recalled from the market earlier following controversy over presence of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and excess lead.
The court acceded to the plea after the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said it had no objection to destruction of the stock under its supervision. According to Nestle’s application, there are around 550 tonnes of old stocks still lying at 39 locations. Nestle said that these stocks were well past their shelf life and their storage now could cause health hazard at these locations. The company had destroyed around 39,000 tonnes of noodles after the controversy broke out.