Barabanki: There is no end in sight for troubles that Nestle India, the manufacturer of Maggi noodles, is facing. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against the company in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh today.
Yesterday, the Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) of UP had given its go-ahead to file a case against the company and five others in a local court here.
"FSDA Commissioner P P Singh has given permission to file a case against Nestle India in a local court here," Barabanki Food Safety Officer V K Pandey had said on Friday.
The case has been lodged against the company's Nestle Nagal Kalan Industrial Area unit (Haroli, Una in UP), Nestle India Limited, and an Easy Day outlet, among others.
Earlier, the Maggi samples taken for testing were found to have had monosodium glutamate and lead in excess of the prescribed limit.
Officials had collected the samples from the Easy Day store in Barabanki and sent the consignment for testing, which showed that the quantum of lead present was 17 times more than the stipulated limit, which is considered hazardous. There were no comments available from the company.
The Union Consumer Affairs Ministry has also asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to look into the matter while Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said yesterday that a class action suit can also be initiated in the matter if a complaint is lodged in this regard with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).
(With inputs from PTI)