Earlier this month the Indian Government took Nestle to the country’s highest consumer court, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).
The State is suing the Swiss food conglomerate for 6,400 million rupees (R1 268 784 800) in damages.
This claim is based on laboratory results which revealed that the popular brand, Maggi Noodles, contained higher levels of lead than were legally permissible. MSG was also found in the product but not listed as an ingredient.
If Nestle loses the case, it has said that it would destroy $50m worth of Noodles.