Dairy brand Amul issued a clarification after it had its share of controversy recently, thanks to a video of its lassi packets circulated on social media. In the viral video, we could see that the lassi packet was contaminated with fungus even before its expiry date. The packet was opened and a layer of green fungus was visible in the video. The creator claimed that he drank the lassi and it tasted quite bad, which is when he made the discovery. However, the dairy brand called the video 'fake' and said it was 'being used to create misinformation' about Amul products. Take a look at the tweet they shared here:
Issued in Public Interest by #Amul#AmulLassipic.twitter.com/SyZKvrBYDr— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) May 25, 2023
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"This is for your kind information that a fake message is being forwarded on Whatsapp and Social Media platforms regarding inferior quality of Amul Lassi. The creator of the video has not contacted us for clarification, nor the location has been disclosed," the dairy company said in a statement. "We wish to assure you that Amul Lassi is made at our state-of-the-art dairies and undergo strict quality checks for product quality and integrity of packaging. As standard practice, we mention on all our packs the following declaration for the safety of our customers, "DO NOT BUY PUFFED/LEAKY PACK."
They further said that the packets seemed to be damaged from the straw hole area and liquid was leaking from it, which could probably have caused the discoloration and fungus development. "This video has been used to create misinformation and spread unnecessary fear and concern among our consumers. We request you to kindly share this message with your family and friends and assure them about the goodness of Amul lassi," they wrote.
This is not the only news related to Amul which had gone viral. Previously, a hilarious disclaimer on an Amul milk carton had left internet users in splits. Click here to read the full story.