After Noodles, Baba Ramdev's Desi Ghee Under Fire For Having Fungus. Samples Sent For Further Testing








Food safety officials on Monday collected samples of cow milk's 'desi ghee' manufactured by Patanjali after allegations were levelled by locals in Haridwar about the presence of fungus in a bottle of ghee (clarified butter).

The samples have been sent to a lab in Rudrapur for further checking. 

Patanjali is owned by yoga guru Ramdev. According to district food safety officer, Haridwar, Mahima Nand Joshi, "Today (on Monday), we took the samples for testing from Bhadrabad phase II after reports kept on pouring in from various locations about impurity and presence of fungus in it." Test reports are expected in a fortnight. The department is also waiting for reports of Patanjali noodles which were sent for testing on December 9.

Patanjali denies it

 However, Ramdev aide Balakrishna has outrightly rejected the allegations, "The ghee which is manufactured by us is heated to an optimum temperature due to which the allegation of fungus in the sealed bottle is baseless. These are baseless allegations to malign the reputation of Patanjali." Reacting about the strict vigilance on Patanjali, state health minister Surendera Singh Negi said the step has been taken only to ensure that products manufactured in the state keep a clean image and are not considered "adulterated and of cheap quality".

Originally published in the Times of India



source:indiatimes.com

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