Nestle to be sued for nearly USD100mn by India for unfair trade practices

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Aug 13, 2015 (LBO) – India’s government Wednesday said that it has filed a suit with the country’s top consumer court, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, for 6,400 million rupees ($98.6m) in damages from the Indian arm of the Swiss food giant Nestle.

The complaint was filed under “unfair trade practices,” foreign media reported.

The country banned Nestlé’s noodle brand “Maggi” in June this year for not complying with food safety laws and allegedly containing unsafe levels of lead. However Nestle has challenged this decision at the Bombay high court, saying the products are safe.

But Nestle India removed all the Maggi noodles products from the shelves and destroyed 400 metric tonnes of their products.