The Directorate of Food & Drugs Administration has informed all the general public, consumers and Food Business Operators that the Directorate had drawn the samples of Basmati Rice Daawat Pulav Basmati Rice with Batch No. (A1) 60018038, Daawat Traditional Basmati Rice with Batch No. (A1) 60017014, Daawat Pulav Basmati Rice with Batch No. (A1) 60016202 and Heritage Basmati Rice with Batch No. (A1) 60016857 from the open market and the samples were analysed at notified laboratories as per the Procedure laid under the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.
The final analysis report of these samples has been received and the samples are reported as “Does Not Comply with the Regulations” due to the detection of pesticide residues in these samples.
Therefore all the public and food business operators are informed not to consume/sell the products with the listed batch numbers.