Patanjali accused of giving expired milk powder, juice for Assam flood relief
Patanjali, the Food and Ayurvedic products company set up by Yoga Guru Ramdev, has been accused of distributing expired products to people affected by floods in Assam.
Local TV channels also reported people accusing Patanjali of handing out old milk powder and juice packets. Some carried expiry dates of last year.
The company however denied distributing bad products, but said it cannot “always control the logistics of transport and distribution and are not responsible if someone other than our representatives indulge in some wrong doing”.
“We don’t send out expired products from our warehouses. Patanjali has helped the flood-affected in Assam purely on humanitarian grounds,” said Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijariwala.
The District Administration has asked the company representatives to either handover or destroy the expired products.
It is to be noted that this is not the first time Patanjali has been in controversy in Assam.
In July this year, a woman fell severely sick in Nagaon district in central Assam after allegedly consuming expired products given out by an authorised Patanjali retailer.
Patanjali accused of giving expired milk products for Assam flood relief