Patanjali Ayurved is prominent all over the nation for providing natural, pure and low priced products. While the company has been in headlines many times for its products and success, but this time it has appeared because of misleading advertisements, which is the latest news headlines in India. The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) has imposed a penalty of Rs 11 Lakh on Patanjali Ayurved for promoting misleading advertisements.
The food safety officer- Yogendra Pandey said that they took samples of various Patanjali products such as honey, mustard oil, pineapple jam, gram flour, iodised salt and sent them for testing in Laboratory based in Uttarakhand. The samples which were sent for testing have failed the quality test. It has been come to the forefront that samples that they have tested were not manufactured by Patanjali but by another company – as per the reports. A case has been filed against the Haridwar based Patanjali Ayurved for misbranding and misleading advertisements in November 2012.
The court found the company guilty of releasing misleading advertisements and has order to pay 11 Lakh as fine for their offence. Moreover, in April 2016, edible oil producers have also filed a complaint against Patanjali claiming that its advertisement of Kacchi Ghani Oil is misleading. However, it was made clear by Patanjali that they have made oil from Kacchi Ghani and claimed that other companies follow extraction technique which involves carcinogenic products.
According to Consumer Complaints Council Patanjali failed to substantiate its claims. For a long period of time, Patanjali has been in controversies related to its products. It has been under the scanner for selling pasta and noodles without a license. Let’s see if Patanjali is able to clear claims because ongoing controversies and claims are making people lose interest on the brand. For more business, entertainment, sports or Indian art and culture news, stay tuned with us.