29 Nov '17, 10am

Indian court slaps #Nestle India with fine over substandard noodles

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - An Indian court on Tuesday (Nov 28) imposed a fine of 4.5 million rupees (S$94,129) on Nestle India in a 2015 case for selling substandard instant noodles after a laboratory test found high ash content in its popular Maggi brand. The court also slapped a 2.6 million rupee fine on the distributors of Nestle India, a unit of packaged food giant Nestle SA, said Mr Ranjan Singh, a legal officer at the Shahjahanpur district court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday (Nov 29). The case against the Swiss food firm's India unit is one of several filed by regulators after they found excess lead, ash, and monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavour enhancer, in different samples of Maggi noodles seized in Uttar Pradesh between 2015 and 2016. A spokesman for Nestle India said the company will appeal against the order. "This appears to be a case of appli...

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