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Nirapara ban due to starch: Minister

The Assembly on Wednesday was informed that the government had banned Nirapara brand packaged chilli, turmeric and mustard powders after they were found to contain added starch 20 to 80 per cent above the permissible level.
Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar told the House during Question Hour that the Food Safety Commissioner had fined the company for violation and finally banned the products because he found that the firm was repeating the same offence.
However, the firm got the ban lifted in the High Court. The court’s Division Bench has admitted the government’s appeal against the ban and given an interim direction to chemically sample the company’s packaged food products. He said NKR Brand Mallipodi was also found to contain starch.

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