Indian court orders new tests on Maggi instant noodles in win for Nestle following ban

Food and drinks giant Nestle is hopeful of selling Maggi noodles in India again after a court ordered fresh testing of the popular snack which was banned across India for unsafe levels of lead.

The Mumbai High Court on Thursday ruled that Nestle India will be free to resume manufacturing and selling noodles after six weeks if fresh tests at three designated Indian laboratories go in its favor.

Nestle India welcomed the court order setting aside the government ban imposed in June. Nestle has contested results of tests by several Indian laboratories and says its noodles are safe.

Nestle India said it will try to get its Maggi noodles back on the shelves as soon as possible.