Nestle SA plans to resume sales of Maggi noodles in India in November, Reuters reported on Monday, citing a spokesman for the Swiss company, the world's largest packaged food maker.

"November is envisaged as the date" for resuming sales in India, Reuters cited the spokesman as saying.

Nestle took the instant noodles off the market in India after the country's food safety authorities found that the samples they tested had higher-than-allowed levels of lead, in May. The recall cost Nestle, which had disputed the findings, about 66 million Swiss francs ($67 million), Reuters reported.

Nestle said earlier this month that it was resuming manufacturing in India after court-mandated tests in three separate labs found its noodles were safe. Samples of the newly manufactured noodles will also be tested before the packets go back on Indian store shelves, Nestle said.