Nestle India on Thursday sought the Supreme Court's nod for destroying 550 tonnes of Maggi stocks that have outlived their shelf life.
As senior counsel Harish Salve moved the plea before a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice C. Nagappan, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) contended it needed to be consulted on this.
As the FSSAI counsel raised an earlier issue of the destruction of evidence by Nestle, Salve told the court this was an old allegation that was raised before the High Court.
Salve told the bench that Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had in the early hearing said that he was not interested in these issues and was only interested in the declarations of law.
As the lawyer for the FSSAI reiterated that he had to take instructions and Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi led the FSSAI before the court, the bench adjourned the hearing directing next hearing on September 30.
In 2015, Nestle India had landed in trouble after its popular instant noodles Maggi was banned in India for containing excessive quantities of lead and resumed sales only after the noodles cleared tests by accredited laboratories.