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Himachal permits Nestle to resume Maggi production at Tahliwal plant

punjab Updated: Nov 27, 2015 13:51 IST
Saurabh Chauhan
Saurabh Chauhan
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Nestle India has approached Himachal government last month seeking permission to resume manufacture of Maggi at its Tahliwal plant. (HT FILE PHOTO)

The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday permitted Nestle India to manufacture Maggi noodles at its Tahliwal plant in Una district.

Directorate of health safety and regulation had written to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to decide on lifting the ban on production of the instant noodles in Himachal Pradesh.

“The government has permitted Nestle India to resume production of the instant noodles at its Una-based plant but before introducing the product in the market, the company has to act per the order the Bombay high court,” Health safety and regulation director Rameshwar Sharma told HT.

Nestle India had urged the state government to lift the ban imposed on production of Maggi noodles at its manufacturing plant at Tahliwal last month. Production of the instant noodles was stopped at the Tahliwal plant in June after it came under national scrutiny over high content of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in its samples tested at various laboratories.

In its application, Nestle India had also mentioned about the Bombay high court order on the matter. The state government studied the high court order before taking the final call to write to the Centre on lifting the ban.

Earlier, Nestle India has resumed manufacturing of Maggi at Nanjangud in Karnataka, Moga in Punjab and Bicholim after it passed the ‘litmus’ test in laboratories in Jaipur, Mohali and Hyderabad.