Patanjali Legal Battle: Due to the brand’s high caliber, yoga master Baba Ramdev and his wildly popular company, Patanjali, have been involved in a number of legal disputes over the last several months.

The brand is facing difficulties once again during its continuing legal battle with the Supreme Court of India, this time over food quality concerns pertaining to the Patanjali Elaichi Soan Papdi. The Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 states that three Patanjali residents were found guilty of failing the food quality test and were sentenced to jail by the Pithoragarh Court.

Patanjali Has Issues! Soan Papdi Doesn’t Pass the Food Quality Exam
As was previously reported, three persons were convicted to six months in jail by a court in Pithoragarh for producing “soan papadi” (food safety violations) from Patanjali Elaichi. In addition to the prison term, Pithoragarh Chief Judicial Magistrate Sanjay Singh on Saturday also fined the accused parties between ₹ 5,000 and ₹ 25,000, according to Assistant Prosecution Officer Ritesh Verma. According to Verma, on September 17, 2019, samples of Patanjali “Elaichi Navratna soan papdi” were taken from Pathak’s business and submitted to the National Laboratory in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, for analysis.

3 Arrested, Case Filed
In 2021, a complaint was filed in this respect after allegations that the samples did not adhere to food safety regulations. According to Verma, Leeladhar Pathak, a shopkeeper from Pithoragarh’s Berinag town, was fined ₹ 5,000 and given a six-month jail term for selling the merchandise. The assistant manager of Patanjali’s authorized agent, Kanhaji Distributors Pvt Ltd, in Ramnagar, Nainital, Ajay Joshi, was fined ₹10,000 and given a six-month jail term by the court. The company’s deputy general manager, Abhishek Kumar, was given a six-month jail term and a ₹25,000 fine. He said that the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 was used to find the three guilty.

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