Maggi noodles will be seen in the markets with the Bombay High Court’s decision to lift the ban. However, the state is contemplating an appeal to the Supreme Court only after taking a detailed legal opinion. A separate legal panel is working out all the possible legal angles and readying the case as the state government does not want the case to be quashed by the SC.
Minister for Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Girish Bapat Sunday said the state will honor the Bombay HC decision and Maggi noodles would be seen in the market but a detailed study was being conducted for challenging the HC decision in the Supreme Court.
“We have checked all data from foreign countries and whether there ever has been a ban on the brand. There would be a detailed study and it would be put up before the SC only after checking all the legal angles in the issue,” said Bapat.
The state had decided to ban Maggi noodles in June after some samples were found to have lead content exceeding permissible limits. Gujarat and Karnataka have decided to lift the ban.
Meanwhile, vendors have already informed consumers that Maggi will be seen on their shelves during Diwali. FDA officials said they have to respect the HC decision. “We will follow orders and will await any further decision on the matter,” said an FDA official.