The test report, including earlier ones, be produced before this court, said the SC while restraining consumer panel NCDRC from going ahead with proceedings in the matter.

Earlier, FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) moved to the SC against the Bombay High Court order lifting the ban on Maggi noodles in the country.

The FSSAI termed the High Court's order as erroneous and questioned the sanctity of the samples provided for re-test to government-approved labs. The court allowed Nestle to go in for fresh testing of five samples of each variant of the noodles at three independent laboratories in Punjab, Hyderabad and Jaipur which were accredited with National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

Maggi has been facing heat across nation for containing lead beyond permissible limits in the instant Maggi noodles. Maggi had passed tests by three government-accredited laboratories, as ordered by the Bombay High Court which in August had lifted ban on the instant noodles that was imposed by food safety regulators.

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