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FDA Nagpur collects samples of Amul and Britannia products with fungus

Saturday, 05 March, 2016, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Pushkar Oak, Mumbai
Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Nagpur, has recently collected samples of Amul’s Amrakhand and Britannia’s Nut and Raisin Romance Cake for testing on receiving complaints from two consumers that the said products had fungus. The two consumers bought the products from two different stores but in the same area.

“We haven’t assigned any charges on any manufacturer as of now as the laboratory results are yet to mandate the presence of such constituents. FDA has started investigating the products based on citizens’ complaints,” explained Shivaji Desai, joint commissioner, FDA (food), Nagpur.

Based on complaints, FDA officials have collected samples of the products and sent them for  laboratory analysis. Desai informed, “The FDA officers are also collecting samples of other products for lab analysis. We have received the complaints and we have acted accordingly.”

“Usually it takes 15 days to get the results from the laboratory. Thus, we will initiate action with regards to the results obtained from the laboratory,” stated Desai.

Meanwhile, an FDA official said, “The complainants initially fetched help from the customer care of the company but didn’t receive satisfactory response. Later, they lodged the complaint with FDA. Around 18 samples of  products were procured and are sent to the labs for testing.”
He added, “Both the products were having proper shelf life with manufacturing date mentioned on the products’ packaging.”

Further, FDA Nagpur’s city division has undertaken a drive to keep an eye on products on sale in the city and extended its regular sampling and testing to nearby areas.

The two citizens who lodged the complaints, informed that the retailer sent the samples back to the distributor on discovering the fact that the samples had some issues. FDA officials tracked the distributor to get the samples.

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