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Cleanliness problem in spice export

Adulteration, pesticide residues irking various importing countries; industry alarmed

Vimukt Dave  |  Ahmedabad 

While India has 45 per cent in the global market for spices, a rising number of cases regarding adulteration and excess pesticide are posing a threat to our standing.

Several importing countries have already raised complaints on quality and mixing, especially in jeera (cumin), chilli and pepper. Bhaskar Shah, chairman, Indian Spice and Foodstuff Exporters' Association (ISFEA), said: “If pesticide and adulteration are not tackled by strict action from both government and industry, we will lost our market.” Many importing countries have already warned India to serve quality ...

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First Published: Wed, June 15 2016. 22:34 IST
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