Maggi Fails Lab Test Again According to media reports, the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) JK Sharma, in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh has fined Nestle India and its distributors Rs 62 lakh. The court has fined Nestle India Rs 45 lakh and the distributors in the region Rs 17 lakh, according to an Media report.
According to the report, the lab found that the ash content in the noodles was above the permissible limit of human consumption. The administration then charged a fine of Rs 45 lakh on Nestle, Rs 15 lakh on the three distributors and Rs 11 lakh on the two sellers. However, Nestle has claimed that ‘it’s a case of application of incorrect standards’. As the Nestle India spokesperson said,In an emailed statement, the company said that “while we have not received the orders passed by the adjudication officer, we have been informed that the samples are of year 2015 and the issue pertains to ‘ash content’ in Noodles.” Nestle India added that it will “file an appeal urgently once we receive the order.”
According to the district authorities, it had collected the samples last year in November 2016 and sent them for lab tests, which had found ash content above the permissible limits for human consumption.
Earlier Maggi was banned by FSSAI in June 2015 for allegedly containing lead beyond permissible limits, forcing Nestle India to withdraw the product from the market. Even in 2015, the Maggi trouble for Nestle had begun in Uttar Pradesh. Following legal battles, the popular noodles brand was back in the market in November 2015. Allegations are widespread that Maggi is being targeted by the BJP government in UP and at the Centre in order to favour a rival brand.
After News Reported At 9.40 am, shares of Nestle India were trading down by 0.22 per cent at Rs. 7,480 on the BSE.
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