The Supreme Court on Wednesday put a stay on the ongoing proceedings before the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) in the class action against Nestle India concerning Maggi Noodles.

NCDRC was hearing the class action suit filed by the Centre against Nestle India seeking damages worth Rs 640 crore.

It also directed that the fresh tests that NCDRC had asked to be done at a Chennai lab, will now be conducted at Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute.

“Reports of the 13 samples already sent to CFTRI Mysore and the additional 16 samples, which are being sent to CFTRI now, are to be forwarded to the Supreme Court instead of NCDRC,” Nestle said, adding that it is awaiting the formal order.

The company said that in recent months it had done over 3,500 tests on 200 million packs at national and international accredited labs for testing and that all reports are clear.

“100% of the samples tested show Maggi Noodles is safe for consumption and indicate lead to be much below the limit stipulated by the regulatory authorities. This was also validated by the reports from three accredited laboratories mandated by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court to test the samples,” the company’s statement added.

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