Hyderabad: Social media users are claiming that iD Fresh Food uses cow bones and calf rennet to create volume in their batter. The Bengaluru-based company is known for selling ready-to-cook dosa and idli batter.
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The message also includes a 2014 Hindu Business Line article.
The claim is false.
NewsMeter checked the BusinessLine article link and found that it reports that the factory has a capacity of making 3 lakh parotas per day and 24 lakh idlis per day. Home-grown brand, iD Fresh Food ended FY21 with Rs 294 crore in revenue, up from Rs 238 crore in FY20, registering a 23.5 percent increase, stated the report.
The article, however, does not mention any information about its products being laced with cow bones and calf rennet, an enzyme extracted from the fourth stomach chamber of an unweaned calf.
Secondly, we checked the official Facebook page of iD Fresh food. It released a clarification stating that the company does not use animal extracts in its products and termed the allegations "false and baseless".
Further, we found many authentic media organizations carried the rebuttal of iD fresh food.