Baba Ramdev's Patanjali noodles is in news again. This time it is about the fake noodles using the yoga guru's brand name that is flooding the markets in Hyderabad.
The Cyberabad Special Operation Team conducted a raid on an illegal noodle manufacturing unit at Kanajiguda in Alwal on Saturday and seized several units of noodles along with raw materials. The packets carrying the fake noodles had the "Baba Ramdev" label on them. While the police nabbed one person in the factory, the owner is absconding.
Alwal inspector Anand Reddy said that Rithika foods company, where the raid was conducted, was operating without a license.
This is reportedly the third such raid on a fake noodles manufacturing unit in the city made by the police so far.
According to a Deccan Chronicle report, police have said that a significant part of the fake noodles have already been cooked and sold by fast food vendors in the city.
SOT chief E. Ramachandra Reddy told DC, "The maida and flour used for making these noodles are date-expired and are unfit for human consumption. They are collecting date expired items from shop owners at throwaway prices and are manufacturing noodles with machines. The gangs do not possess any licence or certification from competent authorities."
The fake noodles have been available in the market for several months now and cost 15-20% lesser than the original noodles, adds the report.