Patanjali Products Face Another Rejection Because Of ‘Substandard Quality’, Fail Microbial Tests

The Logical Indian Crew

June 22nd, 2017 / 1:21 PM

Image Credit: Arvind Ashok Nigam | Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times reports that the Nepal Department of Drug Administration has asked Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda to recall six of its medical products after they failed microbial tests and were found to be of being “substandard quality”.

The Patanjali Ayurveda unit in Nepal has been asked to let the Nepalese authorities know the steps that would be involved in recalling the six products that have been deemed unfit for the market. The procedure for recalling the products need to agree with that of the local medicine laws.

According to the public notice, Patanjali’s Amla Churna of batch no AMC067, Divya Gashar Churna of batch no A-GHCI31, Bahuchi Churna of batch no BKC 011, Triphala Churna of batch no A-TPC151, Ashwagandha of batch no AGC 081, and Adviya Churna of batch no DYC 059 had failed microbial tests. The Department has urged stakeholders to not sell or prescribe any of the six medicines that have fallen short of the quality standards.

There was no response from  Patanjali Ayurveda Kendra in Kathmandu, the sole distributor of the products in Nepal.


A recent  Right to Information (RTI) reply in India has also revealed that nearly 40% of Ayurveda products, including items from Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali, were found to be of substandard quality by Haridwar’s Ayurveda and Unani Office. Patanjali’s Divya Amla Juice and Shivlingi Beej were among the products that failed to meet quality standards.

Recently, Patanjali Amla Juice has also been rejected by the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) of the Indian Army because of poor quality standards.

The Amla juice had failed the quality checks that were carried out at the West Bengal Public Health Laboratory in Kolkata. The CSD canteens immediately suspended the sale of the particular batch and sent a show-cause notice to the company to examine the deviations and explain them. “Patanjali has withdrawn amla juice from all army canteens,” as The Economic Times, talking to officials, reported.

This is not the first time that Patanjali is being reprimanded for false claims in advertisements about its products. It has faced a backlash from several companies for its false declarations in its advertisements of products like that of honey, mustard oil and fruit juice.

The company has also made misleading assertions for products like that of fertilisers, hair oil and washing powder brands.

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has been pulling up the firm for its controversial claims for some time now.


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