FDA seizes Parle branded Mango Bite, entire stock recalls

Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instructed Parle Biscuits Pvt Ltd to recall its entire stock of branded Mango Bite candies from the market, following the raids on its Nashik and Raigad plants found the presence of excessive lactic acid.

Taging Mango Bite unsafe, around Rs 2.36 crore stock of Mango Bite has been seized by the FDA officials from all over Maharashtra, also from Bhiwandi.

“We first seized the goods in Nanded. After that, we raided the factories in Nashik and Raigad. We confiscated goods worth 2.36 crore a fortnight ago,” Assistant food inspector, FDA, Mumbai, K V Sankhe told reporters.

He further added, “The product is positioned as sugar-boiled confectionary. As per law, sugar-boiled confectionaries cannot contain lactic acid beyond permissible limits. This is the reason we raided the factories and seized the goods.”

However, Parle Company has dismissed all the report, claiming not to get order of recall from FDA, talking to media, Arup Chauhan, owner of Parle Products said, “Candies all over the world use it… it to keep the sweets from sticking.In India, there are some issues with the amount of lactic acid to be used in a product. We are trying to find out what went wrong. The matter will go to court. We will take a call on future course of action once the test results are out.”

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