Haldiram’s Unfit for Consumption, Says US FDA

89
89

The Maggi controversy has brought other food products under the scanner. United States food safety inspectors have labelled hundreds of made-in-India snacks unfit for sale in America, according to Wall Street Journal. Is Nestle behind expose of rejection of Haldiram’s products by FDA? The food industry’s squabble leads to expose of suspect products.

The US FDA reportedly found pesticides in Haldiram’s products and their website states that products made in India have been found to have pesticides and bacteria in high levels.

This year, most of the Indian snacks that were rejected by the FDA were from Haldiram’s, the famous Nagpur-based food company.

 The US report mentioned that Haldiram’s products specially their cookies, wafers and biscuits are ‘filthy, putrid or decomposed-otherwise unfit’. They said that baked products are unfit for consumption and they are adulterated and contains poisonous content.

In their defence, the Nagpur-based company said that their food is completely safe. As reported by Wall Street Journal, a senior Haldiram’s official said, “Our food is 100% safe and complies with the law of the land. A pesticide that is permitted in India may not be allowed there. And even if it, they may not allow it in the same concentration as it is here.”

According to the FDA website of United States, it was in September 2014 that pesticides were discovered for the first time in Haldiram’s. Since then, the US has refused to import their products 86 times.

You May Like This

Bake ‘n bond in the summer

My initiation into baking was in the 70s, growing up in India. There were no electric or gas ovens and my mom made butter biscuits on a stove top. She used a he

Transgender Sari Models Turn Heads

Transgender people, often spotted at weddings and births, have always held a distinctive place in Indian culture. Considered special, their blessings are sort a

Sixty Minutes Talks to Roomy Khan

  Roomy Khan lived in the affluent Atherton neighborhood of Silicon Valley where the roads are paved with gold and diamonds shimmer on stalks. Their red B

Sign-up and join our newsletter today!

* indicates required