Nestle sued in India for false labeling and advertising

Thursday, 03. January 2019 10:53

Indian Supreme Court revived on Thursday an old lawsuit against European consumer goods giant Nestle SA on the grounds of false labeling, misleading advertising, and unfair trade practices, Indian media reported. The case was first brought up in 2015 by the government of India for unfair practices and false labeling of Nestle's Maggi instant products. After the company challenged the lawsuit, it was temporarily halted.

The petition filed three years ago before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) claimed that the company mislead consumers by advertising Maggi as healthy, despite presence of lead in the product found by the Indian food regulator. Nestle eventually had to pull the product off the market due to its high hazardous lead and monosodium glutamate content.

Nestle shares traded 1.48% in the green at 10:48 am CET.

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