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iD Fresh Foods refutes the claim of using use cow bones in their food products

Written by Sahban

iD Fresh Food is a food products company based in Bangalore, India. The company manufactures a range of fresh foods including Idly/Dosa Batter, Parotas, chapatis, curd, and paneer.

Now, a message is going viral across social media platforms with a claim that iD food mix Cows Bones & Calf Rennet in their products and employ only Muslims.

The viral message can be read below.

‘All the chennai stores or super markets are selling the Idly/Dosa paste produced and marketed by ID Foods !! Do you know they mix Cows Bones & Calf Rennet to make Volume of the Batter? How many really knows that this company employs only Muslims and it is Halal certified ?

ID Fresh Food, a private limited company, was founded in 2005 by P.C Mustafa and his four cousins – Abdul Nazer, Shamsudeen TK, Jafar TK, and Noushad TA. In 2014, ID Fresh foods raised Rs 35 crore in the first round of funding from Helion Venture Partners.

It was the first venture capital deal in the country to adhere to strict Shariah Islamic Law as per the request of the management of ID Foods.
They utilized the funds to add more products and scale-up the business. *Absolutely true.*


An Indian Air Force Veteran Srinivasa SG tweeted the viral message. Archived version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Another Twitter user RK tweeted the viral message starting with ‘Received in WA’. Archived version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)


Another Twitter user Sridhari Madhav das tagged @sihikahichandru and wrote ‘Sir, you promoted ID foods. Understand they use cow rennet, is halal certified etc. They appoint only Muslims. Please be careful next time before promoting any products.’ Archive version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

For similar claims from Twitter click here, here, here, here, here.

The message is viral on Facebook also.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

To view claims from Facebook click here, here, here, here, here, and here.

FactO Check:

iD foods issued a statement regarding usage of animal extracts on their social media platforms. A Facebook post by iD Fresh Food clarifying the same can be seen below.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

They have also issued a statement from their official Instagram handle, and gave a clarity on the viral claim.

We have also searched their website about whether they employ only Muslims or not and found that iD Fresh Food have a large number of Non-Muslims as their employees.

(Source: ID Fresh Foods/Screenshot)

The claim that iD Food mix animal extracts in their products is completely false. iD Foods also employ Non-Muslims, the claim of it only employing Muslims is completely baseless.

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