Hearing a plea of the Indian arm of the Swiss multinational, Justices V M Kanade and B P Colabawala were of the view that due to the impunged orders, Maggi products had already been withdrawn from the shops and hence there was no need to grant a stay on the ban.
The company had moved the High Court challenging the ban imposed by a June 5 order by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banning nine variants of the popular instant snack.
It had also questioned a similar order by the Maharashtra Government prohibiting the sale of the same products on the ground they were unsafe and harmful to the health of people.
The bench said the authorities were entitled to prosecute the company in case of procedural lapses and if they were not satisfied with the reply of Nestle to the food authorities.
However, in case if Nestle was to be prosecuted, the Judges asked the authorities to give 72 hours notice to the company which had filed an appeal against the impugned orders.

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