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SC wants Mysuru lab to submit report on Maggi noodles within 8 weeks

New Delhi(ANI): The Supreme Court has asked a laboratory in Mysuru to submit its report on the tests conducted on Maggi samples within the next eight weeks. A Mysuru court had been directed to conduct fresh tests on select samples of Nestle India’s Maggi noodles to gauge the amount of lead and MSG levels in them.

The Bombay HC had set aside a five-month ban on Maggi noodles after fresh tests revealed that lead and MSG levels in the product were within permissible levels. (AFP)

The SC has asked the Mysuru lab to clarify whether test reports relating to lead and glutamic acid in Maggi are within permissible parameters under the law.

The Supreme Court was slated to hear an appeal filed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) against the Bombay High Court verdict keeping the five-month ban aside. The Bombay High Court, after results of fresh tests on all the variants of the Maggi noodles, kept aside the ban on the two-minute noodles.

However, the FSSAI had later appealed to the Supreme Court to revisit the high court’s order.

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