It was not a long ago when people were pouring in the IKEA store in Hyderabad when they opened a new showroom. They all were excitedly making a beeline in the store and buying off the products. However, last didn’t go well for IKEA when a man claimed that he found a different crawler in the restaurant at IKEA Hyderabad which is the first Swedish furniture Indian store by the brand.
Abeed Mohammad, a customer took Twitter to file a complaint about the caterpillar that he found in his order of veg biryani that was served to him. On Friday, he even alerted and tagged the Hyderabad police, IKEA Hyderabad and even the Telangana Minister for the Municipal Administration and Urban Development K Ramo Rao.
The GHMC – Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has issued out a notice against the firm and have also imposed a fine of worth Rs. 11,500 for the flouting norms that are related to the waste segregation and also the use of plastic covers. Yesterday, the store was visited by the Food safety officer who reportedly collected the samples.
The man posted a tweet saying, “#Ikeahyderbad Today I found a caterpillar in my veg biryani. Very unfair of food @TV9Telugu @KTRTRS sir @hydcitypolice @THHyderabad @Abnandhrajyothi”
After it, there were a series of a tweet by other users who left nothing after accusing the store. Some of the tweets goes like:
“It's very unfortunate. Most of the MNC food chains don't care about health safety. Its usual nowadays getting dis kind of news. @IKEAIndia”
“WTF.. don't they have good processing manager? Didn't expect this from the global giant”
However, IKEAAb responded to the tweet and stated, "We apologize for the unfortunate experience. We are investigating the matter and will take immediate corrective action. At IKEA, we have the strictest guidelines when it comes to food quality as customer health and safety are something we care about deeply."
The food safety officer added later on after collecting samples, "IKEA representatives said they did not prepare the food in their kitchen and were procuring semi-cooked and frozen food from a Nagpur-based snack manufacturer."
IKEA is sucking off on the excitement and tempting by the average class of India. They launched their big in-house restaurant which is said to be India’s largest store as per the words. The total of 1,000 seats is served in the place with all the Indian and Swedish cuisine.