‘MDH Sambhar Masala’ withdrawn from the US Market- Know why?

‘MDH Sambhar Masala’ withdrawn from the US Market- Know why?

'MDHSambhar Masala' withdrawn from the US Market- Know why?


The famous Indian spice brand MDH spices were carrying salmonella bacteria andselling of these spices was immediately stopped. This incident happened inNorth Carolina were salmonella bacteria was found in MDH sambhar spices. FDA(Food and Drug Administration) in the US, is investigating this case themselves.

Peoplehave the right to know about this bacteria and what are its effects. Officialwebsite of FDA revels the harmful causes of this bacteria that – consuming anyfood having this bacteria can cause salmonellosis as this is a common foodbacteria. It can also lead to many food-borne diseases.

To find ifyou have salmonellosis, you will suffer from these symptoms-

  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fever within 3 days after eating and you will stay ill foralmost a week.

Well, thisis not a dangerous bacteria but it can harm older people and small babies asthey have a weak immune system and consuming food with salmonella bacteria canmake their immune system even weaker.

MDH History

MahashianDi Hatti (MDH) is an Indian spice brand, they produce and sell spices all overthe world and they are based in New Delhi, India.

MDH wasset up as a Masala company by Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati in the year 1919 inSialkot which is in Pakistan now concerning 'Mahashay Chunni Lal CharitableTrust'.

After thepartition of India his son, Mahashay Dharampal Gulati moved to Delhi and openeda hut-like shop and he began to sell spices as his father used to do. He expandedby opening a real shop at Ajmal Khan Road in Karol Bagh, New Delhi and startedto scale his company. Later in 1959 is bough a plot in Kirti Nagar and setuphis factory.

He didn'tstop there; he goes on to set up 15 factories becoming a leader in spice manufacturein India.

He builtall this based on good quality products at an affordable price, he also quotesthat he donates almost 90% of his income to charity.

Dharmpalwas awarded as the highest-paid Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in the year2017. He takes almost Rs. 21 cr. as a salary and in this year he was awarded byPadma Bhushan by our president Ram Nath Kovind for trade and industry.

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