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Cheating the consumer? The packet of curd sold at an outlet in Malleswaram on Monday.
Cheating the consumer? The packet of curd sold at an outlet in Malleswaram on Monday.

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: We often come across reports of products being sold long after their expiry date. But have you ever heard about items being sold even before they were to be packed?

For N. Raju, who bought his packet of curd from a Nandini parlour on Sampige Road in Malleswaram on Monday, April 28 , there was much surprise in store as he checked the date of packing. The date embossed on the packet was April 29.

Other details on two of the covers Mr. Raju displayed to this paper had the same date and said that the products were “packed and marketed by Bangalore Urban and Rural District Co-operative Milk Producers Society.” An intrigued Mr. Raju then asked the dealer in the parlour for another packet. When he started checking, he saw that all other packets in the box bore the April 29 date. The dealer said that he sold products that Nandini gave him.

The KMF, which is in charge of milk co-operatives in the State, is stumped for an answer. “I really have no answer. I am also surprised that something like this has happened,” I.R. Ramalinge Gowda, Managing Director of KMF, told The Hindu. He promised that he would send his officials to the parlour concerned on Tuesday.

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