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The Centre, however, pointed out that the laboratory had not conducted comprehensive tests and directed it to file report on MSG within eight weeks.
“We know that it is being consumed mostly by the young generation and we are also concerned about their health. But we have to trust the lab. Let the lab clarify on the issue,“ the bench said.
The lab said it could not conduct other tests as the quantity of samples was insufficient. The court asked the lab to approach the Joint Registrar of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), who was appointed as Commissioner by NCDRC, to get more samples.
The court, which had on December 16 stayed class action suit proceedings initiated against Nestle, posted the case for hearing on April 5. The Centre has filed a class action suit before the Commission against Nestle for alleged unfair trade practices and misleading advertisements. It has sought Rs 640 crore in compensation.
The NCDRC on December 9 ordered tests on 16 additional samples of Maggi noodles by a lab in Chennai. The Supreme Court, however, modified the NCDRC order and entrusted the task of examining the samples to the Mysore lab.