Nestle starts Maggi production; to hit market after clearances

New Delhi: Swiss giant Nestle today said it has resumed manufacturing of its instant noodles Maggi at three of its India facilities and will hit the markets after getting clearances from food testing laboratories.

The company, which was forced to withdraw Maggi from market and stop production in June following tests by certain labs allegedly finding lead and MSG beyond permissible limits, will send first samples of the fresh batches to three accredited labs for tests.

This is in compliance with the order of Bombay High Court. "We have resumed manufacturing of MAGGI Noodles at three of our plants, at Nanjangud (Karnataka), Moga (Punjab) and Bicholim (Goa)," said a Nestle India Spokesperson.

He further said: "In compliance with the orders of the High Court of Bombay, fresh samples from these newly manufactured batches will be sent for testing to the three accredited laboratories designated by the High Court."

The company would start selling in the open market only after the fresh samples are cleared. "We shall commence sale only after the samples are cleared by these laboratories," he said.

Besides, Nestle India is also engaging state authorities and stakeholders at its production locations to commence manufacturing at the earliest, he added.

On October 16, Nestle had said that all samples of Maggi (old batches) have cleared testing by three laboratories as mandated by the High Court.

"We have received test results from all three laboratories mandated by the Bombay High

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