Chennai, October 18: A hotel in Chennai is facing action after it served food garnished with a cockroach. The alleged bug was spotted by a filmmaker in the dish he had ordered for his daughter.
Director K Mageswaran immediately called up food safety authorities and shared pictures and a video with them, NDTV reported.
During inspection, food safety officials revealed that there were baby cockroaches behind the stainless steel layered wall in the kitchen. A case has been filed against the food outlet of unhygienic manufacturing practices.
“The restaurant staff has accepted that the cockroach was present in the food. We’ve given them strict instructions on things to be put in place. Within a week we will present our charges to the Divisional Revenue Officer for action,” said Food safety officer R Kathiravan.
The food outlet is a part of a chain of over 100 restaurants run by the Adyar Ananda Bhavan group. The group has denied allegations of unhygienic kitchen conditions. “The picture of the cockroach the customer has sent is fake, I believe. We have carried out whatever instructions the food safety officials have given us. We threw open our food production centre for them to inspect,” said Vishnu Shankar, Managing Director of the group.