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Ramdev’s Patanjali Fails FSSAI Tests, Fined

Patanjali was found guilty of misbranding its products, which were shown as produced at its own units but were in fact manufactured elsewhere.

File photo of Acharya Balkrishna and Baba Ramdev  of Patanjali Ayurveda. Credit: PTI

File photo of Acharya Balkrishna and Baba Ramdev of Patanjali Ayurveda. Credit: PTI

Dehradun: A local court in Haridwar has slapped the five production units of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved with a fine of Rs 11 lakh for “misbranding and putting up misleading advertisements” of their products.

ADM Lalit Narayan Mishra’s court has asked the company to pay the fine within a month.

Patanjali Ayurved was found guilty of misbranding as the products being shown by the company as produced at its own units were in fact manufactured somewhere else, the court said.

A case had been filed in the court against the company in 2012 by the District Food Safety Department after samples of mustard oil, salt, pineapple jam, besan and honey produced by Patanjali had failed quality tests at Rudrapur laboratory.

The products were found to be in violation of sections 52-53 of food security norms and section 23.1 (5) of food safety and standard (packaging and labelling) regulation.

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  • Karteek

    I don’t understand why people are doing this kind of actions. They buy local products
    1 which are costly
    2 some of them are made in India but not manufactured by Indian company example hindustan lever
    3 not pure
    4 GMO processed food
    We say not even a word and buy them
    Now people are making issues because they are getting loss for their Overpriced products on an Indian who is trying his best to serve india with low taxes