The government laboratory in Mysore - which was given the responsibility of determining whether the presence of MSG/Glutamic Acid in Maggi noodles were within permissible limits - submitted the findings of their research in a report to the Supreme Court on 5 April.
In January this year, the apex court had asked the leading research laboratory to conduct tests in this regard.
During the hearing, Maggi's manufacturer Nestle told the apex court that the food department notification concedes that no lab test can determine the presence of MSG in the noodles. Nestle further maintained its stand that MSG occurs naturally in grains and that no added MSG was present in Maggi noodles.
The next hearing in this matter, during which the test results would be argued, has been scheduled for 19 July.
The Consumer Commission had - on 10 December, 2015 - sent 16 more samples of Maggi noodles for testing in the Chennai lab to ascertain the quantity of lead and MSG in them in connection with the government's Rs 640 crore suit against the company for alleged unfair trade practices.
On 16 December 2015, the court had ordered the testing of samples of Maggi noodles in the Mysore laboratory after the NCDRC had directed that it be done in Chennai. The apex court had stayed the proceedings before the NCDRC and directed that the test reports, including the earlier one, be placed before it.