Here's the truth behind Parle shutting its oldest factory in Mumbai

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A picture post is doing rounds on social media according to which Parle’s oldest factory in Mumbai was shut after 87 years of operations.
The text on the picture read: “India’s oldest Pali factory in Mumbai shuts down after 87 years. Started in 1929 the factory had to be closed due to low productivity”

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At the time of filing this report, the above post was shared by over 1,100 Facebook users.


When NewsMobile fact-checked the above post we found it to be misleading.
On doing a simple Google search of ‘Parle factory shut down in Mumbai’, we found the that the oldest Parle factory was shut but it happened three years ago.
We came across a news report dated July 30, 2016, on Hindustan Times which stated that Parle factory was shut after 87 years.

Hence, the above information proves that the viral post about a Parle factory is misleading.

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