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Kerala food safety authorities have banned the manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of Nirapara brand chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder on charge of adulteration. Food Safety Commissioner T V Anupama ordered the ban on Friday after it was found that these products contained added starch. A big consumer brand in Kerala, Nirapara is manufactured by KKR Food Products, Kalady. The company had been claiming that the products were natural and pure when, in fact, they were adulterated. Apart from spices, the company also deals in pickles, instant-mix products, rice and flour. As part of routine check, food safety officials had collected random samples of Nirapara products from different parts of the state. The samples were first analysed at the State Analysis Lab...

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