Nestle destroying evidence: FSSAI

‘They are burning the products for which they have permission to export’

July 15, 2015 01:50 am | Updated 01:50 am IST - Mumbai:

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that Nestle India was “destroying evidence” instead of recalling Maggi noodles.

The Indian food regulator sought a recall of the court’s order last month allowing Nestle to export Maggi noodles, currently banned in Maharashtra and other States.

“They are still burning the products for which they have permission to export. They are destroying evidence. They were not asked to burn the products, they were asked to recall them,” said FSSAI counsel Mehmood Pracha.

The FSSAI also accused Nestle of not cooperating with its investigation and sought clarification from the court on the 72-hour notice period for taking action against it.

“We have been sending them mails asking about their recall procedure, but they have not replied,” Mr. Pracha said.

The court posted the plea for hearing on July 17.

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