Hyderabad, Sept 5 (PTI): IKEA India Wednesday said it has stopped selling vegetable biryani and samosa in its 1,000 seater restaurant located at its store here, days after a customer allegedly found a worm in the food served to him.Also Read - India vs England Highlights T20 World Cup Warm-Up Match: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul Guide India to a 6-Wicket Victory Over England
In an embarrassment for the recently opened IKEA store, a man allegedly found the worm in the vegetable biryani served to him, prompting the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to issue a notice to the firm on August 31. Also Read - 45-Foot-Tall Eco-Friendly Idol of Goddess Durga Installed at Pandal in Hyderabad | See Pics
“IKEA India has voluntarily stopped sales of two of its most appreciated products – vegetarian biryani and samosa, sourced locally in India. Also Read - Cupboard Full of Currency Notes Discovered in Hyderabad, Money Worth Over Rs 142 Crore | See Image
IKEA follows strong internal processes to secure quality and takes full responsibility for its supply chain.
IKEA India has initiated an internal review in order to take any corrective actions as needed,” the company said in a statement.
The Swedish furniture maker said it takes food safety and quality very seriously and customer health is always a priority.
During the first month of operation, IKEA India has received a very positive response from customers for the food at the IKEA store, it said.
IKEA India will resume sales of the two products after it has secured the review process, the company said.
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