The Bombay High Court on Friday asked Nestle India and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to retest Maggi samples, raising hopes of some relief for the popular noodles maker.
"Both the parties may consider retesting the fourth part of Maggi samples in 5 labs that both agree to," CNBC-TV18 quoted the court as saying.
In its argument, Nestle had told the court that it "had retained 750 crates of Maggi noodles."
Nestle India share was trading at Rs 6,325, up almost Rs 24, or 0.26%, at 3 pm on Friday at the Bombay Stock Exchange.
On 5 June, the food safety regulator had ordered Nestle India to recall all available stocks of Maggi noodles after finding harmful levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in tested samples.
The Maharashtra State FDA had said that it "cannot consent to re-testing the samples retained by Nestle as it is apprehensive that the samples could be doctored."
The company had filed a case in the court challenging the ban imposed by the FSSAI on its flagship brand Maggi.
Recently, the court has allowed the company to export Maggi noodles, currently banned in several states in the country.
The next hearing of the case will be on 3 August.
Following a ban on its popular Maggi noodles, Nestle India has witnessed its first quarterly loss in 17 years.
The company posted a loss of Rs 64.4 crore in the June 2015 quarter compared to a profit of Rs 288 crore in the same period last year.
Experts believe that issues related to Maggi noodles recall and ban are likely to be settled in the coming three to six months.