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Centipede in ice-cream tub ordered online, claims Noida woman; authorities launch probe

The Noida food safety department has collected samples of the brand's ice-cream from the store of instant delivery company Blinkit's for testing

PTI Noida Published 16.06.24, 05:52 PM
Image posted on X by Deepa Devi

Image posted on X by Deepa Devi File photo

A woman here has claimed she has found a centipede inside an ice-cream tub she ordered through an instant delivery app, said food safety officials, who have launched a probe into the matter.

In a post on X on June 15, the woman, who identified herself as Deepa Devi, shared a picture showing the insect inside the ice-cream tub.

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"Finding an insect inside my Amul India ice cream was truly alarming. Quality control and food safety should never be compromised. FSSAI Publication have to take some legal action on such kind of incidents that are increasing in numbers day by day (sic)," she posted.

The Noida food safety department has collected samples of the brand's ice-cream from the store of instant delivery company Blinkit's for testing, the officials said.

"Sample has been taken and sent to the laboratory for testing. We are under process of registering the matter with regard violation of provisions of the Food Safety Act, 2006," Chief Food Safety Officer Akshay Goyal told PTI.

He said the food safety department took suo motu cognisance of the woman's social media post and reached out to her.

The packaging date printed on the ice-cream tub was April 15, 2024, and the expiry date April 15, 2025, according to the official.

"The matter is under investigation now. All facts would be confirmed only once the lab reports are received by us," Goyal said.

He also added that people can approach the food safety department's office in Surajpur if they have any concern about food items in Noida and Greater Noida.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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