There is always a speculation about whether what we eat or use is healthy or not. People in India have constant questions whether the products that we use on regular basis are actually safe or not. This has increased specifically after the Maggi ban by FSSAI. While Nestle was put under the scanner, many other brands also had to justify their products. There are many other brands that have been banned in foreign countries but are still in use in India. Here are few brands that should be banned in India:
Normally every country has its own list of certain drugs or medicines that it has banned. But what is banned in few countries outside India are commonly used here like Novalgin, Nimulid, Enteroquinal,D-Cold, the anti-diarrheal medicines like Furoxone and Lomofen, painkillers like Analgin, Ciza, Nimesulide, and Syspride which are for acidity and constipation. These medicines are going strong in the Indian market and people don’t realize the aftereffects that these medicines can give.
- HALDIRAM’S PRODUCTS
Haldiram’s snack packages were widely sold in the USA. But after a check of these products by US FDA i.e. Food and Drug Administration, they declared these products to be unfit for consumption. Their results found that Haldiram’s products contain unadulterated and poisonous content plus some levels of pesticides. However, when questioned,Haldiram’s Vice-President gave the explanation that every country’s food safety standards differed from each other.
Chyawanprash is widely found in every Indian household but it was banned in Canada long back in 2005. The government claimed that Chyawanprash has high levels of mercury and lead which are not at all healthy and can harm a person’s health.
- LIFEBUOY SOAP
According to reports of few countries, Lifebuoy soaps are harmful to skin. They are used to wash certain animals abroad. However, the soaps are openly sold and are widely popular in India.
Redbull has been banned in Denmark and France. Lithuania has banned this energy drink for people under 18 years. It was found that Redbull can lead to depression, heart-problems, convulsions and hypertension.
- ALTO K10 and Tata Nano
India’s very popular cars Tata Nano and Alto K10 have been banned from being imported to other countries because it has been found that in the case of a crash, they don’t meet the safety regulations. However, because of its low prices, Indians don’t have an issue with these cars.
- KINDER SURPRISE
Kinder Surprise, which is the bigger version of Kinder Joy, is banned in India because it is deemed to be a choking hazard for the kids. USA authorities have declared hefty fines to be levied on those who would be found with this toy.
According to an article published in The Hindu in 2010, few well-known brands like Himalaya, Dabur, and others have been banned abroad. The honey sold by them has been found to be highly contaminated. The tests done showed that very harmful antibiotic were included in honey. However, these brands are still widely used by Indians.