NEW DELHI: Nestle India has approached the Supreme Court seeking nod to destroy 78 lakhs of Maggi packets which have passed their shelf life.
A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan posted the matter for hearing on September 30 after Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) sought a week’s time to reply to the Nestle India plea.
Nestle has said the storage of such huge quantity of the noodles at 39 locations across the country may lead to health hazards.
Harish Salve, appearing for Maggie, said earlier too they had destroyed 38,000 tonnes of the noodles in the incinerators of the notified cement plants.
“We have followed the due process agreed between FSSAI and the company,” he said. The counsel for FSSAI said destruction of stocks as destruction of evidence was also the subject matter of two SLPs pending in the court.
The counsel sought a week to seek instruction and file a reply to Nestle’s plea. Salve said the stock had crossed its shelf life and needed to be destroyed by following a due process which has been agreed between both parties.