Live insects in food: AMC fines two outlets Rs. 25,000

Ahmedabad: A day after two videos went viral, showing worms in the food served at two renowned pizza outlets, the food department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Thursday has imposed fines on these establishments. Two outlets, namely British Pizza and Real Paprika, have been fined a total of Rs. 25,000.

This action was taken following customer complaints about unhygienic food served at the respective outlets.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night when a customer found insects in the peanut salad served to him at British Pizza in the Vastral area. After the complaint, AMC’s food department collected surveillance samples of the peanut salad and imposed a fine of ₹15,000 under the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006.

In another instance, worms were found in a burger purchased from Real Paprika in the New Ranip area. In response, the AMC collected surveillance samples of the burger, fined the outlet ₹10,000, and issued a notice regarding the matter. DeshGujarat