TNI Bureau: Yoga guru Ramdev Baba once again hit the headlines as some of his Patanjali Ayurveda’s food samples have failed in tests conducted by the food department. On the other hand Ramdev has alleged that the raids are being done at the behest of the Centre.
Carrying out an abrupt raid at Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda outlet in Hardwar the food department had collected the samples of salt, mustard oil, spices and pineapple jam on August 16. The samples were then sent to the Rudrapur-based Food and Drug Testing Laboratory where it was found to be of substandard quality and some of the products were found to be manufactured elsewhere but are being marketed under the ashram’s brand.
After finding the products to have failed the tests, food department sent a notice to Patanjali Yogpeeth and asked for the explanation. So now Patanjali Yogpeeth has to reply to the notice within 30 days and if they failed to do so the food department can approach to the court for necessary action.
On the other hand denying any attempt to mislead the consumers, president of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd S K Patra informed that no company manufactures salt at its own; in fact it is made on the sea shore and then companies buy it and then brand it.
Ram dev Baba described the whole act as part of struggle between the common men and the elite class. He questioned that while the government has not ever dared to carry out raids on foreign companies, why they have chosen to target me.
However, post the disclosure in the media, officials of the food department have gone mum and are neither confirming nor denying the report – reported Zee News.
Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda Sansthan markets about 800 products only through its own exclusive chain, through its appointed 20,000 distributors. Many of the products are top sellers in the open market and even price of many of the items are too less as compared to others despite its top quality.