India Sues Nestle Over Food Safety
Swiss food giant has been sued by India and is seeking nearly $100 million in damages over “unfair trade practices”.
The suit comes after Nestle’s Maggi noodles was tested and the lead levels were higher than the allowed limits. Indian authorities banned the sales of Maggi noodles in June which led to the withdrawal of the noodles from the market.
Although the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) imposed the ban, Nestle insists that its noodles are safe to eat.
Al Jazeera reports that “National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), for 6,400 million rupees ($98.6m) in damages from the Indian arm of the Swiss food giant.”