Haryana Health and Family Welfare Minister, Anil Vij, who also holds the charge of Food and Drug Administration Department, said that the FDA team has busted a factory manufacturing counterfeit products of multinational companies in Faridabad and succeeded in arresting two persons. On the other hand, the FDA team in Sonipat has also succeeded in catching the activities being run without a license.Illegal counterfeit production of many products of multinational company Hindustan Unilever Limited by famous brands such as 'Lakme' and 'Fitme' etc . Sh. Vij said that the Haryana Food and Drug Administration Department had received secret information that a factory for manufacturing cosmetics (beauty cosmetics) without license was running in house no. 634, Sector-62, Faridabad. The commissioner of the department, Bazir Singh Goyat, constituted a team, which included Karan Godara, SDCO and Sandeep Gehulan, DCO. The team raided the spot and during the search found that many products of multinational company Hindustan Unilever Limited from famous brands like 'Lakme' and 'Fitme' etc. are being illegally manufactured.He told that the FDA team called the police on the spot and later the representative of Hindustan Unilever Company was alsocalled for identification and on this occasion the representative of the company told that the products being made or manufactured here are fake and illegal. The factory owner is not authorized to manufacture these.
Team took samples of cosmetics of ready-made products 'Lakme' and 'Fitme' brands for testing
The Health Minister said that among the ready-made products present during the search, samples of 16 cosmetics of brands 'Lakme' and 'Fitme' were taken for testing and the team has also seized 16 other types of finished products. Apart from this, empty bottles, cartons, tubes, etc. were recovered of Hindustan Unilever Limited and Arrow Pharma Silvassa Company, with the help of which fake cosmetics are made.
Products taken in possession worth Rs 20 lakhs, raw material of 30 lakhs recovered
He said that with the help of the products seized by the FDA and the police team, the value of about 20 lakh rupees and the empty bottles, tubes, labels, etc. The samples are being sent by the department for testing and the custody of the recovered goods will be taken from the court.
FIR registered in Faridabad, a partner of the factory Amit Mittal and manager Naveen Kumar were arrested
On this occasion, an FIR was registered at Adarshnagar police station, Faridabad and a partner of the factory Amit Mittal and manager Naveen Kumar have been arrested. This fake factory is run by two brothers Amit Mital and Vipul Mittal. During investigation it was found that he has a firm in the name of Mittal Cosmetics in shop number 5407, Rui Mandi, Sadar Bazar, Delhi, through which counterfeit products made in Faridabad are sold. State Drug Controller of Haryana FDA, Sh. Manmohan Taneja has given this information to the Drugs Department of Delhi State and General Drug Controller, Government of India, New Delhi for further action.
Raid on chemical firm being run without license in Sonipat
He said that on the other hand, in another raid, the team of FDA of Haryana has succeeded in catching Prasha Chemicals, Barhi, HSIIDC, Sonepat while making sodium hypochlorite solution without obtaining poison license. The team was led by Rakesh Dahiya SDCO, Sonepat and Sandeep Hooda, DCO was also present on the occasion.It is noteworthy that Sodium Hypochlorite is notified as a poison under the Haryana Poison Rules. He said that the team has recovered 40 thousand liters of the product and samples have been taken for testing. A case will be filed against the firm under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, and Rules 1945, he added.
Health Minister Anil Vij's appeal to the people
Appealing to the people of Haryana, Health Minister said that they should buy medicines, cosmetics products and food items only after taking proper purchase bill. He said that there are two advantages of taking the bill, one is that usually the counterfeit goods are not given to the bill taker and even if it is given, the shopkeeper cannot retract and get the goods from him is ensured. Sh. Vij said that playing with the health of the people in the state would not be allowed and this type of action would be continued in future also so that the supply of good and better services could be ensured to the people.