Bhopal: After Maggi, Patanjali’s noodles and other products of the fastest growing FMCG brand in the country are under scanner. Madhya Pradesh government has collected samples of nine products of Ramdev’s company during a three-day campaign in Guna district to check food product quality.
“We have taken samples of food items like cow ghee, biscuits, atta noodles from four firms. The samples were collected to check quality under Food Safety and Standards Act of India (FSSAI),” said additional district magistrate Niaz Ahmed Khan in Guna. The samples were sent to Bhopal for testing, he said.
Patanjali products under scanner include atta noodles, iodine salt, coconut biscuit, ghee, black pepper, dalia, crushed sugar, rice and Natkhat biscuit.
The samples were collected from four firms – Kirana Sathyanarayan Mandir shop, Patanjali Chuikitsala Seva Kendra, Patanjali Arogya Kendra and Nikunj Sales.
In last one year, Rs 2 crore were collected as fine in Guna district from companies, including Priya Gold, Diamond tea, Haldiram under FSSAI. Food safety officer of Guna had recently issued notices to Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and south Indian star Mahesh Babu for promoting soft drink Thums Up. This came after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found samples of Thums Up ‘misbranded’.