ADULTERATION

  • Rice dishes at KFC, Sagar Ratna unsafe, claims Delhi food safety department December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In an analysis that could upset food lovers, the Delhi government food safety department has claimed that rice dishes served by popular restaurant chains KFC and Sagar Ratna have been found to be unsafe. The department has told the High Court that traces of harmful artificial colouring were...
  • SC asks Centre to consider amending law: Milk adulteration November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the issue of adulteration in milk and milk products as "very serious", the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to consider amending the Food Safety and Standards Act in the coming winter session of Parliament and make it an offence punishable with life imprisonment. "We hope and...
  • News 360: Toddler raped in Bangalore school, third child abuse incidence in the last 6 months October 22, 2014

    As the news about the alleged rape of a three-year-old in a private school in Bangalore spread, ruckus broke out on Wednesday morning outside the institution. Shocked parents gathered at the school premises seeking information about the unfateful incident. ...
  • Sweet poison: How to spot adulterated mithai this Diwali? October 22, 2014

    With the start of the festive season, families across India are on a shopping spree for sweets. But savouring these tasty treats can prove fatal. As demand and the price of sweets and its ingredients go up, many sellers are resorting to making sweets from contaminated and adulterated ingredients at...
  • Beware of adulterated sweets this festive season October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the start of the festive season, families across India are on a shopping spree for sweets. But savouring these tasty treats can prove fatal. As demand and the price of sweets and its ingredients go up, many sellers are resorting to making sweets from contaminated and adulterated...
  • Delhi HC dismisses plea on milk adulteration and price hike May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the city government to take immediate steps to prevent supply of adulterated milk in the capital and to not hike the price of milk further. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and RS Endlaw rejected social...
  • 250 suffer illness after consuming stale food May 26, 2014

    Around 250 people were taken ill after consuming stale food during a marriage ceremony in Sambhal, an officer said on Monday. Additional District Magistrate S N Singh said that after consuming food in Hassanpur Mujafta village on Sunday evening, the invitees complained of nausea and vomiting. Prima facie it seemed to be...
  • Mother Dairy's Deputy Manager jailed in food adulteration case May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A deputy manager of a dairy major has been awarded six months in jail by a Delhi court for supplying adulterated low fat cream to a hotel in 2006. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Mother Dairy's deputy manager Dr...
  • Man makes imposter surrender in court; probe ordered April 26, 2014

    A district court in Muzaffarnagar has ordered an inquiry into allegation that an accused in a food adulteration case got bail after making someone else pose as him and surrender to authorities. According to official sources, police has chargesheeted 44 people, including Haji Inayat Ali, in connection with alleged seizure of...
  • SC notice to Centre, Ranbaxy on plea against adulterated drugs March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more trouble for pharma giant Ranbaxy. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the company as well as the Centre on the basis of a petition that has sought a probe against Ranbaxy for allegedly supplying adulterated drugs in the country. The apex court has,...
  • Make milk adulteration punishable with life imprisonment: Supreme Court December 5, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday urged state governments to make necessary amendments to their laws to make production and marketing of adulterated milk an offence punishable with life imprisonment. The observation by an apex court bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice AK Sikri came after taking note of Uttar Pradesh,...
  • Four quintals of adulterated sweets seized ahead of Diwali; two arrested October 29, 2013

    Two persons were arrested in Muzaffarnagar and four quintals of adulterated sweets seized from them, police said on Tuesday. The police yesterday arrested two persons carrying adulterated sweets in a car from Meerut to Saharanpur to be supplied on Diwali, V S Rai, City Magistrate said. The district administration has sent a...
  • Adulterated drugs: Evidence against Ranbaxy likely to be furnished in SC August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Evidence in a case against Ranbaxy is likely to be furnished in the Supreme Court on Monday. Earlier in August, the Supreme Court while replying to a petition seeking cancellation of Ranbaxy's manufacturing licence had said that the petitioner can file the documents to prove that the company...
  • BJP asks Nitish to break silence on mid day meal tragedy July 20, 2013

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar break his silence over the mid day meal tragedy in Saran district that claimed the lives of 23 children. "When the CM is alone claiming success of development of Bihar, he should own responsibility for unfortunate...
  • Bihar mid day meal tragedy: Principal's property to be attached July 20, 2013

    Patna: The Bihar government will attach the property of Meena Devi, absconding principal of the government primary school in Saran district where 23 children died after eating contaminated food, an official said. A government inquiry report has blamed her for the deaths of the children who had consumed mid day meal...
  • Bihar mid day meal deaths: Angry mob destroys school kitchen July 17, 2013

    Meanwhile, the Bihar Education Minister claimed the school principal's husband was a politician and supplied raw food items for the mid day meal. ...
  • Bihar mid day meal deaths: Govt says pesticide used in oil July 17, 2013

    Patna: The Bihar government on Wednesday alleged political conspiracy behind the mid day meal tragedy at the government primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village at Mashrakh block in Chhapra in which 21 students and one cook has died. Claiming that school principal Meena Kumari's husband was a member of political...
  • Bihar mid day meal deaths: Nitish govt responsible, says BJP July 17, 2013

    A mid day meal that proved fatal for school children in Chhapra in Bihar has left 20 dead and over 30 hospitalised. The BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has accused Nitish Kumar government for the crisis. ...
  • SC asks state govts to act against sale of adulterated milk July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the sale of adulterated milk in the country, saying it is a serious issue and action needs to be taken by the state governments to curb it. "It is a very serious issue. There is no doubt that it is...
  • Adulterated drugs: SC dismisses PIL against Ranbaxy June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL against Ranbaxy. The court in its order said that there is no evidence to show that the pharma giant manufactured substandard drugs. The apex court also said that the petitioner failed to bring in evidence against Ranbaxy. The PIL was filed...
  • Ranbaxy should improve on compliance: Vikas Dandekar June 11, 2013

    The Supreme Court will hear a PIL on Tuesday seeking a ban on Ranbaxy drugs. The petitioner cited the pharma giant's case in the US where Ranbaxy USA admitted to selling substandard and adulterated drugs. The pharma giant has been asked to pay a fine of 500 million dollars. Ranbaxy...
  • SC to hear PIL seeking a ban on Ranbaxy drugs today June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a PIL on Tuesday seeking a ban on Ranbaxy drugs. The petitioner cited the pharma giant's case in the US where Ranbaxy USA admitted to selling substandard and adulterated drugs. The pharma giant was asked to pay a fine of 500 million...
  • Apollo Pharmacy resumes selling Ranbaxy drugs June 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Apollo Pharmacy started selling Ranbaxy drugs at its stores again on Monday after the company recertified its stocks. Apollo Pharmacy had on Friday issued a cautionary advisory against Ranbaxy drugs and had temporarily suspended their sale. Earlier, Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital had also stopped the use of Ranbaxy drugs. "Our...
  • Hospitals, chemists to wait for regulatory word on Ranbaxy June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Drug regulator DGCI is conducting a "focussed scrutiny" of medicines sold by Ranbaxy and some other drugmakers, but says it remains confident of the quality standards of Indian medicines despite concerns raised by US authorities over some of Ranbaxy's products. While the company continues to assert that its drugs...
  • Apollo Pharmacy issues advisory against Ranbaxy drugs June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Apollo Pharmacy on Friday issued a cautionary advisory against Ranbaxy drugs and temporarily suspended their sale. Earlier, Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital had stopped the use of Ranbaxy drugs. "Our medical committee, which is a very strong committee within Apollo, has reviewed the matter and recommended, as a cautionary measure, we should...
  • Ranbaxy CEO says the pharma company's medicines have always been safe June 6, 2013

    Under attack for manufacturing spurious drugs, Ranbaxy CEO Arun Sawhney told CNNIBN that Ranbaxy medicines are completely safe and that his company has resumed supplying medicines to Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. ...
  • Ranbaxy drugs are 'safe and efficacious': S African regulator June 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: Generic drugs distributed in South Africa by Indian pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy are "safe" and "efficacious", the country's regulator body said today, days after the beleaguered drug maker paid a fine of USD 500 million in the US for selling adulterated drugs there. "We are confident that drugs currently on...
  • Adulterated drugs: Mumbai hospital stops Ranbaxy products June 5, 2013

    Mumbai: In more trouble for pharma giant Ranbaxy, one of Mumbai's top hospitals asked its consultants to stop buying its products over the adulterated drugs controversy. Mumbai's Jaslok hospital asked its consultants to stop prescribing Ranbaxy products on Wednesday after the company agreed to pay $ 500 million in settlement...
  • PIL in SC against Ranbaxy for manufacturing adulterated drugs June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A Publicinterest litigation (PIL) has been moved in the Supreme Court against Ranbaxy Pharma. The PIL is seeking prosecution of all Ranbaxy directors and sealing of its manufacturing units at Paonta Sahib and Devas. This was based on Ranbaxy USA's 500 million dollar settlement with the US for...
  • US: Ranbaxy shares down on $ 500 mn fine May 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd shares were down over 1 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after the generic drugmaker pleaded guilty to US felony charges related to drug safety and will pay $500 million in civil and criminal fines. The settlement is its largestever with a generic drugmaker over drug...