Nestle can continue exporting Maggi noodles made in India, the high court in Mumbai has ruled, although the ban on the sale of the product domestically remains in force.

The Bombay High Court said issued its ruling at the latest hearing over the affair. Regulators had blocked the sale of the noodles within India but there had been no moves to block shipments overseas.

However, Nestle had reportedly sought clarification from the court as part of today's (30 June) hearing, the latest stage in the food giant's bid to get the Indian ban overturned.

In a statement, Nestle confirmed it is allowed to continue exports but added: "As the matter is sub-judice we cannot make any further comment on the case at this stage. We await the official order from the Hon’ble High Court."

The next hearing will be on 14 July.