IKEA stops selling biryani, samosa after complaint

Hyderabad,   Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA on Wednesday announced it has stopped selling vegetarian biryani and samosa at its store here following an incident last week in which a customer found a foreign object in a dish.

IKEA said in a statement that it takes food safety and quality very seriously.

“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,” it said.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corp (GHMC) fined the IKEA store Rs 11,500 after a customer lodged a complaint that he found a caterpillar in vegetable biryani served to him at the IKEA restaurant.

IKEA opened its first India store here on August 9. It has a 1,000-seater restaurant.